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The Man Who Surprised Everyone (2018)

Chelovek, kotoryy udivil vsekh (original title)
When a Siberian state forest guard discovers he has cancer and only two months left to live he chooses to take the identity of a woman as a way of fighting the disease.

Directors:

Aleksey Chupov, Natasha Merkulova (as Natalya Merkulova)

Writers:

Aleksey Chupov (scriptwriter), Natasha Merkulova (scriptwriter) (as Natalya Merkulova)
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Credited cast:
Evgeniy Tsyganov ... Yegor
Natalya Kudryashova Natalya Kudryashova ... Natalia
Yuriy Kuznetsov ... Grandfather
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aleksey Filimonov ... Stepka
Pavel Maykov ... Zakhar
Igor Savochkin ... Fedor
Maksim Vitorgan Maksim Vitorgan ... Professor
Elena Voronchikhina Elena Voronchikhina ... Shaman Woman
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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.

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The film that surprised us
8 March 2020 | by dmitri-batuevSee all my reviews

"The Man Who Surprised Everyone" is a bold and very realistic Siberian drama by Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov. What sacrifices and what changes in life are people ready to live in a distant village and find out that he has 2 months left to live? What tests can he subject himself and those close to him? The authors of the film, directors, actors Evgeniy Tsyganov, Natalya Kudryashova and Estonian cameraman Mart Taniel, also "surprised everyone" with their brilliant work.


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