Beauty and the Sleeper

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Type: film
Genre: melodrama
Year of production: 2008
Duration: 90 minutes
Directed by: Irina Apeksimova
Written by: Lidia pobedinskaya
Production designer: Andrey Pochaev
Director of photography: Aleksandr Pushkin
Music by: Sergey Paramonov
Producer: Valentin Opalev
Premiere: 15/01/2009 (Russia), 08/03/2009 (Ukraine)
Cast: Elena Ksenofontova, Andrey Il'in, Aleksandr Rezalin, Tatyana Konyukhova, Galina Shevyakova, Kristina Babushkina, Sergey Veksler, Andrey Rapoport, Anna Terekhova, Evgeniy Aksenov, Dmitriy Mironov, Roman Shumilov
Yelena, a young nurse is shocked to find a dead man in her bed when she returns home from her holiday. She quickly calls an ambulance. The doctors discover that the stranger is alive but in a coma. His wife, Margarita, is too busy to look after her husband and so pays Elena to take care of him. As the days pass, Edgar begins to regain his strength, however, his memory is slow to recover so when he is finally discharged from hospital, Yelena continues to look after him at home, having taken him to her place.
They soon fall in love. Edgar asks Margarita for a divorce. The arrival of Yelena’s friend, Yulia, prompts the return of Edgar’s memory. And the things are about to get a lot worse for Yelena when Edgar and Yulia meet unexpectedly in the park…