The Trouble of the Rings (Суета вокруг колец) is a parody to Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy by Fellowship Art Group, created in 2002-2004. With English subtitles.
Everything began, as Sauron forged the Ring of Power. By a stupid chance the Ring always kept getting lost by all of its owners - until it fell into the hands of the Hobbit Frodo Baggins. So, Gandalf the Grey sent him to an ero... exotic journey to Bree. However, the Forces of Evil don't sleep. The power-hungry buzinesswizard Sarumom tries to take part in the aggressive expansion and globalisation plans of the mighty conglomerate of Mordor, to which the Ring is the key to success. And the 8 1/2 Nazgul are already afoot, hunting for the Ring....
The principal photography for Part 1 started in summer of 2002 and took just 10 days. The casting had to be inventive: the forum of Henneth-Annun.ru is much more populated by female visitors. So the four hobbits, Saruman (here: Sarumom), Lurtz, Boromir and many others are played by female actors. However, Tom Bombadil's wife Goldberry is played by a man.
The transport means of the cast has to be redesigned as well. Instead of horses, the 8 1/2 Nazgul are riding bicycles, Arwen's horse Asfaloth is a bicycle "Salyut", and the pony Bill is a scooter.