Siberia (2018 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Matthew Ross|
|Written by||Scott B. Smith|
|Story by||Stephen Hamel|
|Edited by||Louise Ford|
|Distributed by||Saban Films|
Siberia is a 2018 romantic crime thriller directed by Matthew Ross and written by Scott B. Smith from a story by Stephen Hamel. It stars Keanu Reeves, Ana Ularu, Pasha D. Lychnikoff and Molly Ringwald.
The film tells the story of an American diamond merchant (Reeves), who travels to Russia to sell rare blue diamonds of questionable origin. As the deal begins to collapse he falls into an obsessive and passionate relationship with a Russian cafe owner (Ularu) in a small Siberian town Mirny. As their relationship builds, so does the treacherous world of the diamond trade from which he is unable to extricate himself.
- Keanu Reeves as Lucas Hill
- Ana Ularu as Katya
- Pasha D. Lychnikoff as Boris Volkov
- Molly Ringwald as Gabby Hill
- Rafael Petardi as Pavel
- Aleks Paunovic as Yefrem
- Boris Gulyarin as Pyotr
- Ashley St. George as Christa
In February 2017, it was announced Keanu Reeves had been cast in the film, with Matthew Ross directing from a screenplay by Scott B. Smith. Stephen Hamel, Reeves, and Gabriela Bacher will produce the film under their Company Films, Summerstorm Productions banners respectively. In April 2017, Aleks Paunovic, Pasha D. Lychnikoff, Ana Ularu, and Molly Ringwald joined the cast of the film.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 12% based on 34 reviews, with an average rating of 4.1/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Icily inhospitable to compelling performances or a sensible narrative, Siberia offers audiences a harsh and seemingly interminable exile from entertainment." Metacritic gives the film a weighted average score of 33 out of 100, based on reviews from 10 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".
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