Dr Happiness

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Type: film
Genre: melodrama
Year of production: 2017
Duration: 90 minutes
Directed by: Dmitriy Petrun'
Written by: Elena Maiboroda, Evgeniya Savichenko, Nataliya Shimboretskaya
Production designer: Pavel Yarmusevich
Director of photography: Aleksey Nazaruk
Music by: Daniil Yudelevich
Cast: Olga Oleksiy, Anton Syomkin, Valeria Khodos, Sergey Derevyanko, Aleksandr Nikitin
The joy of motherhood for Varya is overshadowed by tragedy when her newborn son becomes seriously ill and needs urgent and expensive surgery. Kirill, a high-ranking official, with whom Varya had, until recently, a painful and long drawn-out love affair, refuses to acknowledge his paternity and help to save the baby’s life. Varya faces a dramatic choice: to abandon her son and place him in the care of the family of her rich - and current - lover, where he will receive a full and proper treatment, or to try and struggle on her own to the end. But in the last case, even Yaroslav, the doctor at the maternity home - and her only reliable support - cannot guarantee that the baby will survive.