Russia rejigs Soviet comedies in hit remakes

In search of sure-fire hits, Russian film directors are turning to Soviet comedies, updating the action to the present day and adding modern concepts such as product placement.
The latest film to be remade, “Office Romance”, is a 1970s romantic comedy poking fun at the Brezhnev era.
It led the box office on its first weekend, despite a drubbing from critics, with one even urging a boycott of cinemas.

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