Untouchable Professor, The

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Type: film
Genre: comedy
Year of production: 2007
Duration: 115 minutes
Directed by: Aleksey Lisovets
Written by: Studio "Kvartal 95"
Production designer: Anatoliy Pidoprigora
Director of photography: Vyacheslav Lazarev
Music by: Andrey Stadnitskiy
Producers: Aleksey Goncharenko , Vlad Riashyn
Premiere: 01/01/2007 (Russia), 09/01/2007 (Ukraine)
Cast: Aleksandr Lykov, Andrey Fedortsov, Semion Strugachev, Olesya Zhurakovskaya, Anastasia Basha, Fillipa Piter, Aleksandr Tyutryumov
Until now, Andrey Pavlovich, a professor of philology and a dull academic, has led an uneventful and monotonous life until late one night he offers a lift to a young woman in his car.

The woman's name is Katya, and naively Nikolai does not realise she is a prostitute, until a sinister character called Tayson turns up in pursuit of her. Tayson is Katya's pimp, and he threatens to kill Nikolai. A fight breaks out, and Tayson is accidentally killed. Tayson's 'colleague', Dede, who has been waiting outside, hears the scuffle and rushes into the house. To protect Andrey from Dede, Katya passes him off as a criminal mafia boss from Colombia.

Dede takes this all in good faith, and the modest professor suddenly finds himself not only a mafia boss and owner of a brothel, but caught up in the criminal underworld and a gangland war between feuding racketeers in the sex industry.

Andrey's innate resourcefulness helps him come to terms with his new role in life and also to find true love, albeit in a new environment.