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 Riashyn
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 Ulyana comes home from work one day she finds an injured tramp outside her house and decides to take care of him. She barely recognizes the man that comes to thank her some days later, for there before her, stands a clean and handsome gentleman, Matvey.
It turns out that Matvey has fallen on some bad luck, losing his house in the process. Ulyana offers him a job as a watchman and they soon fall in love. However, Vika, Ulyana’s friend does not approve of their relationship and convinces her son that this imposter is not a suitable partner for his mother. So when all Ulyana’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 hides, taking a walk by the river alone. Meanwhile, Tonya, Ulyana’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.