‘Putin’ New Political Thriller: Polish Box Office Powerhouse Patryk Vega, a.k.a. Besaleel Takes on Russian Leader

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Patryk Vega, known as Besaleel embarks on to make a feature film on "Putin" Credits: Google News

Prepare to be captivated by the visionary talent of Besaleel, a formidable force in the world of cinema. With an impressive track record at the Polish box office, this film-making powerhouse has captured the industry with a series of gripping gangster movies that have amassed over $100 million in revenue.

Polish film industry powerhouse Patryk Vega, known as Besaleel in his artistic endeavors, has embarked on an ambitious project that sets its sights on none other than  Vladimir Putin.

Recognized for his successful gangster movies such as  Women of Mafia and Pitbull, which collectively generated over $100 million plus at the Polish box office, Vega now aims to make his mark in the English film industry. For his debut in this industry, the acclaimed director has chosen to confront what he perceives as the most influential mob leader in the world: The Russian President.

Patryk Vega (Besaleel) Is Directing International Movie ‘Putin’
Credits: WP Film – WP.pl

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The upcoming film “Putin”, is positioned as a captivating political thriller and a profound psychological portrayal of the Russian leader intended for a global audience. Initially named “The Vor in Law”, alluding to a Russian mafia term synonymous with “the godfather”, the movie explores a potential connection between Putin’s alleged ties to organized crimes during his tenure as the mayor of St. Petersburg and his political strategies, both domestically and internationally. 

Besaleel, the mastermind behind the film, has described it as an artistic protest against “the Russian dictator and the war in Ukraine”. As a Polish filmmaker, he believes he is uniquely qualified to tackle this subject matter.

Besaleel audacious move to make a film on Putin

In a statement, Besaleel expressed his belief that many Americans and Western Europeans struggle to grasp the complexities of Putin’s character. Drawing from his personal background, having grown up in Communist Poland, he understands the stigma attached to such regimes. Simultaneously, his exposure to the vibrant audiovisual culture of Hollywood has shaped his artistic sensibilities. It is this unique combination of experiences that empowers him to bridge the cultural gap and effectively convey the nuances of Eastern culture to a Western audience.

With a profound understanding of both historical context and contemporary issues, Besaleel’s storytelling prowess and artistic vision will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark.

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Besaleel launches first concept trailer of “Putin”

Besaleel has unveiled the initial concept trailer of “Putin”, offering a glimpse into its unique artistic vision. In terms of style, the director intends to merge real-world individuals with iconic figures drawn from both Russian and Western art. This fusion will encompass the works of renowned medieval Russian Orthodox painter Andrei Rublev and Italian Renaissance master Caravaggio. By seamlessly integrating characters inspired by saints and demons into the gritty streets of Saint Petersburg, populated by individuals with troubled Russian souls, the film aims to create a captivating and immersive experience.

Besaleel launches first concept trailer of “Putin”
Credits: The Hollywood Reporter

For the pivot role of Putin, the director is seeking a prominent actor from the United States of America or an international background. With a budget of $12 million, the production plans to film in Poland, Lithuania, and Malta, envisioning these locations as key settings for bringing the story to life.

Prepare to be mesmerized as he merges the realms of reality and art, forging a cinematic experience that is as thought-provoking as it is visually stunning. With his latest venture, “Putin,” he takes on a daring challenge, delving into the psyche of one of the world’s most enigmatic figures- The Russian President.

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  • Farheen Ali

    It's Farheen. I hail from Bihar. I am a content writer and I love watching movies, specially thrillers of various kinds. My interest in writing and watching movies drove me to Otakukart. You can direct message me on farheensunny123@gmail.com

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