Premiere of the drama "Never Let Me Go"!

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05.12.2015

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Four-Episode Criminal Drama “Never Let Me Go”

5 December, 2015, at 18:00 on INTER


Natasha Konopliova works as nurse at a hospital. She lives together with her mother, modestly but with dignity. Having raised Natasha as a single parent, her mother tries to instil the best human values in her daughter - honesty, determination and a responsible approach to her work. She wants to avoid any influence from Natasha’s good-for-nothing father, an alcoholic who will do anything to get his next drink.

After splitting up with her husband, Natasha’s mother had taken to her bed and lost the ability to walk as a result of the stress caused by the break-up. Natasha’s boss, who is head of the department where she works, allows his 'best nurse' to take her mother to their hospital for treatment. Natasha tries to get help from her father, but he cheats on her yet again and steals her wages.

Meanwhile, in another part of the city lives Lera Kuzina, the daughter of wealthy parents. Lera lacks self-control, and her parents continue to spoil their daughter, showering her with money. Nightclubs are her favourite places, where she indulges her habits of vodka and drugs. One day, when a delirious and desperate Lera is about to jump from her balcony, Natasha, who happens to be passing by, saves her life. Fate has somehow thrown our two heroines together, giving them an opportunity to help each other and sort out their problems once and for all.

 

Aleksandra Sizonenko, actress:

“Such heroines as Natasha have almost ceased. One could say this “model” has been taken out of production. But we anyway wish to remind the viewers that this type was “in production” before and it is very pity to have a different situation nowadays. In our cynic times, people “google” such words as “honor” and “dignity” very rarely. And these features are characteristic of the heroine I act. Her character reminds that one should be more sympathetic towards people and then the world will become better.”

 

Anna Adamovich, actress:

“Lera is a young lady descending from a rich family. Having everything one might wish seems to be very cool: a huge house, a brilliant opportunities to travel to whatever place in the world and study wherever you wish abroad. But the problem is that her family does not exist in social sense. Lera’s mother goes about her own business abroad. Her father lives with another woman and everyone does care about the others. She ceased seeing the purpose of life. So he started hanging out at night clubs and going drunkard, and then taking drugs. Their common story starts when Lera, well oiled, is trying to jump off a balcony and Natasha prevents her from doing so. This is how they become friends.

 

“I like acting Lera very much; this type of roles is new to me. I could never drive a car; I never knew what it is like to try committing suicide; I have never acted drunken ones or drug intoxicated. In addition, her character is more multifaceted than Natasha’s. I don’t mean there is nothing to act in Natasha’s case; I just think I will have enough of acting Natasha type characters, and I have few characters of Lera’s type. As a rule, if one is a bitch, she is bitch in everything; but my character is diverse.”

 

Vlad Ryashin, General Producer and founder of Star Media:

“This movie is about friendship. About the possibility for two absolutely different persons to come into one another’s life, supporting and giving his/her shoulder to the other. Two girls different in social status meet at a right moment and both our heroines change for the better as a result of their friendship.

 

“There are a lot of vivid scenes in our film, with memorable personages, three-dimensional characters that expand the film’s palette. Each of our viewers may recognize himself/herself, his/her neighbor or friend in them.”

 

Written by:  Viacheslav Schmidt, Marina Mednikova

Directed by: Roman Brovko

Director of photography: Aleksey Kalin

Production designer: Diana Todoratyeva

Music by: Oles Korovnichenko

Producers: Yuri Minzianov, Vlad Ryashin

Genre: criminal drama

Duration: 4 episodes

Produced by: Star Media

Year of production: 2014

Cast: Aleksandra Sizonenko (as Natasha), Anna Adamovich (as Lera), Vladislav Mamchur (as Artur), Konstantin Samoukov (as Sorokin), Oksana Voronina (as Natasha’s mother), Piotr Mironov (as Natasha’s father)

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