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Release Date:

  • August 31, 2012 - Limited

1h 49m | Documentary, Drama

Elena and Vladimir are an older couple, from different backgrounds. Vladimir is a wealthy and cold man, Elena comes from a modest milieu and is a docile wife. They met late in life and each has children from previous marriages. Elena's son is unemployed, unable to support his own family and he is constantly asking Elena for money. Vladimir's daughter is a careless young woman who has a distant relationship with her father. When a heart attack puts Vladimir in the hospital, he realizes that his remaining time is limited. A brief but tender reunion with his daughter leads him to make an important decision: she will be the only heiress of his wealth. Back home, he announces it to Elena. Her hopes of helping her son financially suddenly vanish. The shy and submissive housewife then comes up with a desperate plan to give her son and grandchildren a real chance in life.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Studio: FunFilm
Producer(s): Aleksandr Rodnyanskiy
Cast: Nadezhda Markina, Andrey Smirnov, Elena Lyadova, Aleksey Rozin
Writer(s): Oleg Negin

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