The Man Who Surprised Everyone

Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov
Russian Federation
Estonia
France
105 min
2019
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Synopsis: 

Egor is a fearless state forest guard in the Siberian Taiga. He is a good family man, respected by his fellow villagers. He and his wife Natalia are expecting a second child. But one day Egor finds out that he has cancer and only two months left to live. No traditional medicine or shamanic magic can save him. Finally, left with no other options, he takes a desperate attempt to trick death. Egor chooses to take the identity of a woman as a way of fighting the disease. His family and the local society now have to accept his new self.

Screenplay: Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov

Cast: Evgeniy Tsyganov, Natalya Kudryashova, Yuriy Kuznetsov, Popov, Pavel Maykov, Aleksey Filimonov, Elena Voronchikhina, Maksim Vitorgan

Cinematography: Mart Taniel

Producers: Katia Filippova, Katrin Kissa, Alexander Rodnyansky, Guillaume De Seille

Music: Vladimir Pryamov, Aleksandr Fedenyov

Production: Homeless Bob Production, Arizona Productions, Pan-Atlantic Studio (RU), Non Stop Production (RU)

Sales Agent: Pluto Film