Murder in the Country

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Type: film
Genre: melodrama
Year of production: 2008
Duration: 90 minutes
Directed by: Sergey Rusakov
Written by: Maria Shkatulova, Sergey Rusakov
Production designer: Aleksandr Danilenko
Director of photography: Dmitriy Perednya
Music by: Grigor Kazaryan
Producers: Valentin Opalev , Vlad Ryashin
Premiere: 11/10/2009 (Ukraine)
Cast: Olga Dolinina, Maria Zvonoriova, Timofey Tribuntsev, Aleksandr Klyukvin, Sergey Legostaev, Velimir Rusakov, Sergey Talanov, Ekaterina Semionova, Kirill Kyaro, Oleg Morozov
When Ilyana comes home from work one day to find an injured tramp outside her house, she feels sorry for him and decides to take care of him, bandaging his wounds and giving him medicine. She barely recognizes the man that comes to thank her some days later, for there before her, stands a clean, smart and undeniably handsome gentleman, Matvey.

It turns out that Matvey has fallen on some bad luck, losing his house in the process. Ilyana offers him a job as a watchman and they soon fall in love, however, Ilyana’s friend Vika does not approve of their relationship and convinces her son, Kostja that this imposter is not a suitable partner for his mother. So when all Ilyana’s relatives meet on the anniversary of her father’s death, she decides not to introduce her new lover to them and while they all go out for the evening, Matvey is left behind, alone. Meanwhile, Tonya, Ilyana’s neighbour’s lover has been viciously attacked and arrives at the village looking for help. Matvey calls an ambulance, but it arrives too late, and Tonya dies leaving Matvey under suspicion for her murder. Ilyana refuses to believe that Matvey was responsible for Tonya’s death and, with the help of her friends, finds witnesses who collaborate his alibi. After the police arrest the real culprit, Matvey’s name is cleared and their path to happiness is assured.