Whirlpool of Other People’s Wishes

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Type: TV series
Genre: detective story
Year of production: 2013
Number of episodes: 4
Directed by: Vyacheslav Lavrov
Written by: Ekaterina Kostikova based on the same-title novel by Elena Mikhailova
Production designer: Svetlana Smirnova
Director of photography: Aleksandr Efoshkin
Music by: Aleksey Chintsov
Cast: Aleksey Sekirin, Sergey Koleshnya, Dmitriy Brusnikin, Aleksandr Shevchenko, Sergey Tezov, Natalia Gudkova, Konstantin Tretyakov, Lidia Kuznetsova
Makar lost the love of his life in tragic circumstances. Fifteen years later, he still cannot accept her death and, when he accidentally bumps into a witness from her inquest, it opens up an unhealed wound spurring Makar to finally track down his wife’s killers and punish them at all costs.

Nikolay has a vision of a beautiful mermaid near a lake. Whether it was real or only a dream, the mermaid promises to make all his wishes come true if he agrees to make a wooden statue in her image.

Katia will do anything for her husband Arthur, so when he tells her that someone wants to kill him she agrees to move to Moscow with him immediately. But life in the capital is much harder than in the provinces, and it proves almost impossible to find decent employment. Hope arrives in the form of the mermaid, who comes to Katia’s rescue and proves that, while we all have our wish lists, we rarely think beyond what might happen if our wishes actually come true and what if they are someone else’s wishes? Will we still be happy then?