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The Man Who Surprised Everyone

( Tchelovek Kotorij Udivil Vseh )

Natasha Merkulova Aleksey Chupov

  • Russian (with English subtitles); 105 min

The Man Who Surprised Everyone - Natasha Merkulova - Aleksey Chupov

Russia, Estonia, France, 2018, 105 min
  • Orizzonti Award for Best Actress (Natalya Kudryashova) - Venice Film Festival
  • Starring: Evgeniy Tsiganov, Natalya Kudryashova
  • Production: Arizona Productions

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.