THE MAN WHO SURPRISED EVERYONE
THE MAN WHO SURPRISED EVERYONE

THE MAN WHO SURPRISED EVERYONE

Director Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov

Production year 2018

Length 105min.

Country Russia, Estonia, France

screenings

12 Jul 2019 18:30 Moscow Cinema, Red Hall

SYNOPSIS

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.

CAST & CREW

Natasha Merkulova
Natasha Merkulova

Director

Producer

Ekaterina Filippova

Script

Aleksey Chupov, Natalya Merkulova

Director of Photography

Mart Taniel

Production designer

Sergei Avstrievskikh

Sound

Alexander Fedenev, Vladimir Pryamov,Stas Krechkov

Edit

Vadim Krasnitsky

Cast

Evgeniy Tsyganov, Natalya Kudryashova, Yuriy Kuznetsov.

Production company

Pan-Atlantic Studio, Homeless Bob Production, Arizona Films, Non-Stop Productions

Natasha Merkulova

Natalya Merkulova is a Russian filmmaker. She is most famous for Intimate Parts (2013, codirected with Aleksey Chupov) that was a part of Kinotavr FF and won the Award for the Best Debut.


Filmography

Intimate Parts (2013), Pro lyubov. Tolko dlya vzroslykh (2017, segment Swingers), The Man Who Surprised Everyone (2018).


Aleksey Chupov
Aleksey Chupov

Director

Aleksey Chupov

Aleksey Chupov is a Russian director and scriptwriter. He studied in Moscow and the USA. Chupov began his career working as a TV journalist. He and his wife Natalya Merkulova have written and directed several features together, including their debut Intimate Parts (2013). The film was critically acclaimed and received awards at various Russian and international film festivals.

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