Poor Liz

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Type: film
Genre: romantic comedy
Year of production: 2013
Duration: 90 minutes
Directed by: Aleksey Lisovets
Written by: Elena Zueva, Leonora Paschenko
Production designer: Aleksandr Yakimov
Director of photography: Vasiliy Borodin
Composers: Vladimir Kripak, Maksim Velichko
Cast: Maria Mashkova, Anton Pampushniy, Niele Serezhnikova, Aleksandr Danil'chenko, Lina Budnik, Dmitriy Lalenkov
Joe Sokoloff, a sergeant with the Canadian police, travels to the remote country to carry out his beloved grandmother’s last wishes, but all his plans fail almost immediately on arriving in his historic homeland, when he is robbed while travelling on the train.

A 30-year-old rodeo and country music lover ready to embrace his travelling experience, he misses his train and finds himself in a small village region. Viewed by the villagers as ‘an eccentric in a white Stetson’, he finds himself settling into an unfamiliar world of very strange people. Here the people really do drown newly-born puppies, eat the fish they catch in the river and even smack their children! But it only takes a few days before Joe begins to understand the villagers and, after accepting them into his heart, he falls in love with Liza, a beautiful local girl. But with two such different worlds colliding, can this love have any real future?