Amanda O

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Type: TV series
Genre: comedy
Year of production: 2010
Number of episodes: 20
Directed by: Ivan Shurkhovetskiy
Written by: Vadim Golovanov, Ivan Filippov, Yuriy Patrenin
Production designer: Il'ya Evdokimov
Director of photography: Rafik Galeev
Music by: Dato Evgenidze
Producers: Vlad Riashyn , Daria Legoni-Fialko , Vyacheslav Murugov , Maksim Koroliov
Premiere: 13/12/2010 (Russia)
Cast: Anastasia Zavorotnyuk, Vsevolod Boldin, Ekaterina Malikova, Leonid Gromov, Mikhail Vladimirov, Anastasia Bezborodova, Georgiy Kalinin, Nikolay Tamrazov, Dmitriy Sergin
Amanda O has everything a successful recording artist could hope for. At the height of her career her best-selling albums win many awards topping the charts for weeks at a time. Glamorous and stylish, this legendary diva is loved by millions. However, under the surface she is spoilt, impulsive and self-absorbed. Amanda lives in a world where half-tints, slight hints and half-truths rule, and her unfortunate husband, also an artist, lives in her shadow barely managing to scrape together a living. These are the laws of showbiz and Amanda is at the top of her game. She likes feeling special and loves the immunity that her life provides.

However, one day Amanda experiences a very public breakdown, which is unfortunately captured on camera. Suddenly there are no more paparazzi, no more red carpets and no more bodyguards. Her fall from grace is humiliating. Unable to work she plunges into poverty and depression. Approached by drunks and mistaken for a prostitute she is even offered a place to sleep by a tramp on a street, where a billboard advertising the successful Amanda O smiles down at her, reminding her of what she has lost.