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Roses for Elsa

Production : “NTV BROADCASTING COMPANY” (RUSSIA)
Year : 2008
Duration : 01
Number of series : 1
Written by : DMITRY EZHKOV
Directed by : EGOR MIKHALKOV-KONCHALOVSKY
Music : VIKTOR SOLOGUB
Produced by : VASILY GRIGORIEV, ELEONORA BURSA
Starring : DENIS BURGAZLIEV, KARINA ANDOLENKO, OLEG GUSHCHIN,
An under-age girl, Tanya Lepyoshkina (Andolenko), calling herself Elsa – by her grandmother’s name – falls in love with a man older than she, whom Tanya saw in a breech sight of a sniper rifle in an opposite house. This sight was a present from her friend Sasha, “a black digger” who “likes arms and Tanya”. The man seen in the breech sight deals with flowers and “listens to the music” in headphones. This man turns out to be a burglar Kuba (Burgazliev) who jointly with his crime partner, housebreaker Nemoy (Dumb) robs rich apartments delivering bunches of roses with “bugs” hidden inside. These “bugs” help the burglars to know when the owners will not be at home. But once Kuba’s courier delivers a bouquet to a lair of an organization headed by the former military men, Vladimir (Efremov) and his partner Viktor (Gushchin) who perform corporate raids with the aid of the veterans of the Army, Federal Security Service and Main Intelligence Directorate. They quickly disclose the courier, wrest out Kuba’s name and address and kill the courier, while their militants burst into Kuba’s flat. But he has already disappeared. Kuba comes to the flat of Tanya-Elsa who ordered him a bouquet allegedly for her birthday. Kuba quickly recognizes the deceit and Tanya has to confess that she has fallen in love with him. Viktor offers money for information about Kuba to the cops who arrived at Kuba’s flat. At this time Sanya who gets on to Kuba in Tanya’s flat decides to make a “noble” deed and put the cops of the wrong track. He calls to the police and says that he saw a person looking like a wanted one near the railway station. But soon those corrupt cops come to his refuge and torture him with a respirator scooping out the information. Sasha kills them with a machine gun and then dies by shot of a patrol policeman arrived on call. During a showdown Vladimir accidentally wounds Viktor. Then he tries to kill Kuba through the window by a sniper rifle but instead kills Tanya. Viktor, who many times has tried to quit with the business, sees the death of an innocent girl and shoots in his former friend. Kuba, a lucky burglar, manages to get away…