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The Man Who Surprised Everyone (2018)

Chelovek, kotoryy udivil vsekh (original title)
TV-14 | | Drama | 25 October 2018 (Russia)
When a Siberian state forest guard discovers he has cancer and only two months left to live he chooses to take the identity of a woman as a way of fighting the disease.

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Aleksey Chupov, Natasha Merkulova (as Natalya Merkulova)

Writers:

Aleksey Chupov (scriptwriter), Natasha Merkulova (scriptwriter) (as Natalya Merkulova)
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Credited cast:
Evgeniy Tsyganov ... Yegor
Natalya Kudryashova ... Natalia
Yuriy Kuznetsov ... Grandfather
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aleksey Filimonov ... Stepka
Pavel Maykov ... Zakhar
Igor Savochkin ... Fedor
Maksim Vitorgan Maksim Vitorgan ... Professor
Yelena Voronchikhina Yelena Voronchikhina ... Shaman Woman (as Elena Voronchikhina)
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Egor is a fearless state forest guard in the Siberian Taiga. He is a good family man, respected by his fellow villagers. He and his wife Natalia are expecting a second child. But one day Egor finds out that he has cancer and only two months left to live. No traditional medicine or shamanic magic can save him. Finally, left with no other options, he takes a desperate attempt to trick death. Egor chooses to take the identity of a woman as a way of fighting the disease. His family and the local society now have to accept his new self.

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very brave and successful
17 October 2020 | by baturalpgSee all my reviews

This movie is very unique. First of all the plot is incredible (at least in the beginning). I was captivated and slammed to my seat in the first half, very good cinematography and very brave scenario, everyone is long bored of. There was a few bad points especially towards the end but definitely worth watching. Also some gore content is present.

Spoiler: The second half of the movie prevented this movie from being a cult. After the initial turn of events the plot loses its dynamics towards the end. Towards the end of the movie the main characters unresponsiveness gets incredibly frustrating. I think a great opportunity was lost there. The violence climbs abruptly as the movie continues but it gets hard to understand whether this is from lack of communication or people's inner deamons.


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25 October 2018 (Russia) See more »

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