VIDEO: First Look At UNFORGIVEN, A Gripping Thriller Based On A True Story
Award-winning teams Big Cinema, Lon Haber & Co and Planeta Inform, present the feature debut of the new revenge-thriller UNFORGIVEN. Starring the extremely talented DMITRIY NAGIEV, one of the most popular show business figures in Russia, the film is a thrilling, commercially driven revenge-drama that remains true to the real events on which it is based. The Cannes Market Premiere screening took place on May 10, 2018.
Get a first look at the film below:
A special event for Big Cinema and the film, for distributors, media and other industry professionals, takes place on May 13, 2010 from 3:00-4:00PM with cast and crew at the Russia Pavillion.
"Based on true and tragically harrowing events of a man's life, UNFORGIVENis a highly suspenseful, commercially driven film that remains true to its story and has been enticing buyers and keeping viewers on the edge of their seats." Said Haber, Founder and CEO of Lon Haber & Co. "UNFORGIVENtouches everyone who watches it, as it focuses on the "everyday man" who becomes his own kind of superhero when all else fails and he decides to take matters into his own hands."
Having lost his entire family in a mysterious plane crash, and on the brink of giving up on life, Vitaly Kaloyev (NAGIEV)finds himself percolating with an unabashed desire for revenge, which becomes his motivation for living.
Producers Sarik andGevond Andreasyanare aiming to continue their streak of top-rated films that continually rank among the highest earning domestic box office hits with UNFORGIVEN. The team is earning further accolades for expanding their projects across the globe.
"This harrowing, tragic and thrilling story is very well-known, so this film does not rely on plot twists or a surprise ending, yet it still takes the audience on an epic journey of love and perseverance. It is an intimate and captivating, slow burning tale of a loving family man whose grief turns into rage, and whose rage turns into revenge."Said famed Russian director, Sarik Andreasyan.
"It was my challenge to depict contradicting dialectics of human nature, the connections between love and loss, grief and sanity, justice and forgiveness and to keep the audience engaged throughout. We feel we have done just that with UNFORGIVEN."
Screening for the very first time in Cannes, buyers will have a chance to see what makes the new revenge-thriller such a commercially viable film. With recent tragedies taking place, the timeliness of such themes of violence and justice are certain to resonate with audiences around the global marketplace.
According to Andreasyan, "It is a delicate balancing act of empathy to ascertain how a killing occurs...I want the viewer to have an immersive and cathartic dramatic experience."
Sarik Andreasyan is represented by ICM and Industry Entertainment. Lon Haber & Co is handling PR, as well as sales for the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Israel. Planeta Inform is representing all other territories.
Producers Sarik and Gevond Andreasyan founded big Cinema in 2015. Together they have more than a decade's worth of successful, international experience within the global film industry. Their films continually rank among the top-rated, highest earning domestic box office hits that have also received distribution and accolades throughout the world (OFFICE ROMANCE, PREGNANT, THAT KARLSON, MOTHERS andHAPPY NEW YEAR MOTHERS).
MAFIA: SURVIVAL GAME was released in December of 2015. The film is based on the famous psychological party game "Mafia" and was widely released domestically as well as internationally in China, Japan, South Korea, Germany and France. Russian-Armenian co-production EARTHQUAKEwas directed by Sarik and produced by GevondAndreasyan and Ruben Dishdishayan. EARTHQUAKEwas a 2016 international Academy-Award (Oscar) nomination from Armenia.
In 2017, Big Cinema distinguished itself further by releasing several award-winning, groundbreaking films that raised the genre bar for films of a similar ilk. In February, Big Cinema released GUARDIANS- a first-ever Russian superhero film. For the firsttime in the history of Russian cinema, the film was simultaneously released in 23 countriesincluding CIS, Germany, China, Bulgaria, India, Taiwan and countries in Southeast Asia.
The international box office surpassed the $10 million (US) mark on GUARDIANS, which was also named one of the most popular films in the UK and USA during its release. In May of 2017, Armen Ananikyan, famed producer of ODNOY LEVOY,PODAROK S HARAKTEROM, AND WOMEN VS MENjoined the company. The company is currently finishing work on UNFORGIVENand DEADLY STILL, a horror film also directed by SARIK ANDREASYAN. Both will be released theatrically this year. Presently, Big Cinema is filming COMA a Sci-Fi thriller, and ROBO, a family/live-animated feature among other projects.