Contemporary Russia. This is a criminal thriller set in the world of the new generation of thirty-something, white-collar workers of modern corporate Russia, a world in which everyone pursues money and power in complete submission to the corporate culture of greed, lies, and treachery. The story opens as Andrey, a low-ranking executive at a large bank, is instructed to take a "fleshka", a small, memory flashcard, home to his wife. Andrey's wife, Viktoriya, is his superior at the bank, a position she got after cruelly accusing him of professional incompetence. She is a career woman: cold, calculating, ruthless, and uncompromising, driven by nothing but her lust for money and power, and the things they can get her. The flashcard contains all the hidden accounts where the illegal profits from the bank's many nefarious activities have been deposited. The net worth of this information is over 320 million dollars. Andrey comes home, earlier than usual, where he finds Viktoriya in the arms ... Written by
"V igre dolzhny byt pravila..." ("In a game there must be rules...")
23 November 2006 (Russia)
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The small village of Fedotovo consists of, at most, 15 dachas - summer cottages - spread along a few unpaved roads on a bank of the Unzha River. Director Georgiy Shengeliya
once visited a friend there, and marveling at its serene, natural beauty, he promised he would return someday to make a film. He kept his promise. See more