Svetlana Veselov (Julia Hazanov) is a sweet, naive exchange student from Moscow plunged into a living nightmare where she must fight to survive. But, what happens when the hunted becomes the huntress and the pain of others brings pleasure?
Director Dante Moran (PENANCE) had this to say about the project:
I have been in love with film since childhood watching
everything from classic Hollywood, foreign action to
macabre horror. When my avid reader and film buff mother
purchased the complete pay-tv movie channel package, I was
in heaven immersing myself in the fantasy world of 24
hours, 7 days a week international cinema. Films that dealt with revenge and retribution as in Larry Cohen’s “Black Caesar, Roger Corman’s “Shogun Assassin” (Lone Wolf and Cub Series Compilation) or Meir Zachari’s “I Spit on Your Grave (Day of the Woman) were favorites because of their extreme visions and unflinching exploration of morality and justice.
My intention for DASVIDANIYA: RUSSIAN BRIDES 2 was to create a visceral, sexual, character driven film that explored the vengeful desires that exist in all of us with a strong lead actress of actual Russian decent. Julia Hazanov from Moscow, fortunately, came to us through an audition for our first horror feature film PENANCE where she played devious European model/actress Ivanna. I had
fashioned Ivanna’s character after model/action star Milla Jovovich and created “Dasvidaniya: Russian Brides 2” as a fake grindhouse trailer that would play during a premiere event within PENANCE. After premiering the trailer during the Horrible Imaginings International Film Festival and launching online marketing material, the positive feedback convinced us to add DASVIDANIYA: RUSSIAN BRIDES 2 to our 2018 production schedule as an actual feature film series.