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Swindlers

Produced by : MOSTELEFILM TELEVISION COMPANY LLC ( RUSSIA ) ;
Year : 2007
Duration : 90 min
Produced by : ALEXANDER RAZARENOV, VALENTIN OPALYOV, VLAD RYASHIN, ALEXEY LISOVETS
Written by : ALYONA GOLOVASH
Directed by : IGOR SHTERNBERG
Cameraman : YAN VORONOVSKY
Starring : MARIA KULIKOVA, DMITRY SHCHERBINA, EDUARD RADZYUKEVICH, VLADIMIR ANDREEV, NATALYA SELEZNYOVA, VLADIMIR DOLINSKY, ALEXEY KOLGAN, DMITRY KOMISSAROV, PAVEL VASHCHILIN, ANDREY LEONOV, PAVEL BELOZYOROV, YANINA BUGROVA, ANDREY KAYKOV, SERGEY LEVKOVICH, PAVEL POYMALOV
Yulya works in a crisis hotline service. A lot of her clients including handsome Slava and young unfortunate actor Yura are charmed by Yulya’s voice and would like to meet her in person. But Yulya explains them all that no meetings between crisis councellors and their clients are allowed. However once she had to break from this hard and fast rule. It happened like this. Anton, a young scientist with two degrees, divorced his wife and found the job of a stableman because it was his only possibility to pay rent for the flat, feed his little son Danya and support his disabled father, a former actor. Among the clients of the livery stable there was a well-known jeweler Vengerov who was fond of horse riding. It happened so that Anton’s old friend, Vasya, returned unexpectedly after 5 years of developing Siberian mines. Vasya brought rough gemstones and suggested that Anton should act as an intermediary in their sale. Anton offered Vengerov to have a look at Vasya’s gems. Vengerov examined the stones but disliked the price asked by Vasya, so Vasya asked him to think it over. In the evening when both friends were in a service room at the stable where Vasya was staying overnight they were attacked by a stranger. He knocked Anton senseless and fired at Vasya, then tore away the bag with the stones from the miner’s chest and disappeared leaving the gun in Anton’s arm. Vasya was taken to the hospital in a come, and Anton as a main suspect was sent to prison. This was the time when Yulya had to meet her client who turned out to be Anton’s little son Danya. He learned that his dad was arrested and asked Yulya to visit him. Yulya said that she was Anton’s fiancee, met him in prison and heard the whole story. Soon investigator Sokolovsky understood that Anton couldn’t shoot his friend. Besides Vasya ran away from the hospital and sent written statement to the police. The jeweler became the main suspect. But in order to expose this inveterate predator Yulya, actor Yura and handsome Slava had to stage and play a real fraud with the participation of Danya’s grandfather and neighbour Serafima under the supervision of the police...