Listen now | We talk about Russian films and war with Tobin Auber, an honorary Russian. In the first half, we talk about his experience with Michael Biehn (famous for The Terminator and Aliens) during the shooting of Aleksei Balabanov’s The American. The film was never completed because Biehn almost drank himself to death on location in Siberia. In the second half, we talk about Evgeny Prigozhin and the war lord’s little-known film production side hustle: making crude propaganda films about his mercenaries in action.
This was a funny show..I got a chuckle out of how they had to get the alcoholic as he was at least a better bet than the heroin addict..
It is never good when someone almost ods..bad for harm reduction-a sane policy I very much support unlike forced sobriety..so judgemental..
The story of "The American" actually sounds awesome! I think it probably would have been everything "Lost in Translation" wants to be.