In the Forests and Mountains

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Type: TV series
Genre: historical melodrama
Year of production: 2010
Duration: 24x45 minutes
Directed by: Aleksandr Kholmskiy
Written by: Vladislav Romanov, Maria Romanova
Production designers: Nikita Chernov, Vladimir Namestnikov
Director of photography: Eduard Moshkovich
Composers: Gleb Matveychuk, Andrey Komissarov
Producers: , Vitaliy Bordachev , Vlad Riashyn
Premiere: 13/09/2010 (Russia), 10/01/2011 (Ukraine)
Cast: Olga Arntgolts, Aleksey Vorobyov, Artem Mikhalkov, Yulia Snigir, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Evgenia Dobrovolskay, Vladimir Kapustin, Aleksey Gorbunov, Igor Kostolevskiy, Olga Kabo, Leonid Gromov
Set in a small town in the mid-19th century Potap Chapurin, a prosperous merchant is selling goods at a local market when he meets Maslennikov and his 20-year-old son, Yevgraf. Following a profitable deal between them, the merchants decide to celebrate and make each other’s acquaintance at the local tavern.

During the course of the evening, Maslennikov tells Chapurin that he is searching for a wife for his son, whereupon Chapurin offers to introduce Yevgraf to the young and beautiful Maria, daughter of fellow merchant Gavrila Zaletov. While the merchants agree terms, Yevgraf and Maria discover their parents’ plans and refuse to cooperate.
After all, Yevgraf has already fallen in love with a young girl whom he had rescued from a field when her cart almost overturned. What he doesn’t know, however, is that the object of his affections is the very same Maria, with whom his father, having just been introduced to her as his future daughter-in-law, has fallen in love and decided to marry himself……….