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Directed by Phil Rosenthal • 2010 • United States, Russia
Phil Rosenthal created one of the most iconic television families of all time with his hit sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond.” He was a bona fide expert in his craft. And then . . . the Russians called. In this genuine fish-out-of-water comedy that could only have happened in real life, Phil travels to Russia to help adapt his beloved show for Russian television. The Russians don’t share his taste. They don’t share his sense of humor. But what Phil does discover is a true farce, filled with characters and situations as outlandish as any he could script. Whether you’re a fan of the show or have never seen it, EXPORTING RAYMOND offers a hilarious, wildly entertaining look at what happens when a quintessentially American comedy gets lost in translation.