Housekeeper, The

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Type: film
Genre: comedy
Year of production: 2013
Duration: 90 minutes
Directed by: Roman Barabash
Written by: Vyacheslav Durnenkov, Maria Zelinskaya
Production designer: Aleksandr Zaslavskiy
Director of photography: Aleksandr Sedov
Music by: Oles’ Korovnichenko
Cast: Il'ya Glinnikov, Alika Smekhova, Polina Vorobiova, Konstantin Milovanov, Pavel Bessonov, Valeriy Gulyaeva
When a beautiful new student, Angelina Aistova joins Liosha Agafonov’s group at college, he feels an instant attraction to her. However, after several unsuccessful attempts at catching her attention, he decides the best way forward is to arrange a small collision with their cars. As a result Liosha finds himself at Angelina's house reporting the 'accident' to her father. Very soon Liosha realises that he has fallen in love with the daughter of an oligarch - Angelina's father is a business magnate but whose company has been suffering because of a long-standing feud with an old rival. In order to somehow hush up the car accident, Liosha is hired as a gardener at the Aistovs' house. In his line of duties he is required to make a number of visits to a florist’s shop where he befriends Katia the sales girl.

Angelina has shown a poor academic performance at college, and her father threatens to take away her allowance. She decides to use the 'gardener', who she knows is not only in love with her, but also the best in the group at writing term papers, to do this service for her. Not surprisingly their relationship, based, as it is, on lies, soon breaks up.

Later a party is arranged at the Aistovs' house, where some real surprises are revealed among the various characters who gather there. Firstly it is discovered that Katia is Aistov’s older daughter, who had decided to leave home and make her own way in life. Tikhonov, Aistov’s old rival, unexpectedly announces that Liosha is his son, and furthermore he has found a way to resolve the old conflict between the two business empires.

Angelina is devastated that she had been unable to recognize a rich heir in Liosha, while Liosha and Katia soon realize that their friendship has turned to love.