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Sniper

Produced by : LLC “TRIIKS MEDIAGROUP” (RUSSIA)
Year : 2010
Duration : 45 min
Number of episodes : 2
Produced by : INESSA YURCHENKO; SERGEY SHCHEGLOV
Written by : ANDREY SHCHERBININ
Directed by : ANDREY SHCHERBININ
Cameraman : ALEXANDER USTINOV
Starring : ALEXEY KOMASHKO, ALEXANDER BARANOVSKY, ALEXANDRA PETROVA, NATALYA TEREKHOVA, LEONID MAYZEL, ALEXEY FOKIN, VALERY ZOLOTUKHIN
Oleg Nazarov, Major of Special Forces, has only the word “sniper” in the column “military specialty” of his military ID card. But his family and friends know nothing about it. Oleg Nazarov is a good husband and an excellent father, everybody knows that he is a combat officer, but nobody guesses and even dares to assume that actually he is a professional shooter “licensed to kill”. The city is stricken with panic because of a series of murders. Every day a random person is shot by an unknown killer. Everybody can become the maniac’s victim. Nobody is secured from being the hitman’s prey. One can stand at a tram stop and die from a fatal shot, the other can control traffic at a crossroad and also be shot by the unknown murderer. Victims can stroll with a camera along an embankment or sit near a window in their office… City council forms an investigation team which comprises the best representatives of the respective agencies: the prosecutor’s office, criminal investigation department, criminalists-psychologists, experts and detectives. But the investigation has the information only about the growing number of victims, rifle caliber and that the Shooter (this is how the mass media nickname the maniac) was allegedly a military man and a professional sniper. Oleg counsels the investigation team but absolutely refuses to participate in the hunt for Shooter. It lasts until the morning when Oleg’s wife doesn’t return home after she has taken their daughter to school. Oleg goes on the warpath. Now his affair of honour is to find and liquidate the Shooter.