A funny lyrical comedy from the director of well-known documentaries (“Irina Skobtseva: Life of a Desdemona”, “Marshal Lyolik Tabakov”) Alexander Brunkovsky, starring the luminaries of Russian cinema Oleg Tabakov (“Several Days from the Life of I.I. Oblomov”), Anatoly Vasilyev (“Air Crew”), Raissa Ryazanova (“Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears”), Vladimir Krasnov, the young Darya Moroz (“Fortune”, “Middle Life Crisis”), and with the optimistic music by Yevgeny Krylatov.
They are open, a bit naïve people – former famous soccer player Deyev, retired colonel Tarasov, former worker automobile plant worker Sirotkin and his wife Sonya, who decided to challenge their fate and put an end to their destitute existence. The friends open a private taxi service at the Byelorussia Station, and immediately find themselves amid the turmoil of incredible adventures, including amorous ones.“It is a story of the “aborigines” becoming the “Robinsons” of their own courtyard. They don’t know how to survive in the jungle of a new reality. One way or another, everyone finds oneself in this situation. The most important thing at that moment is to heed the prompting life itself is offering you.”(A. Brunkovsky)
- “Window to Europe” Film Festival in Vyborg – S. Rostotsky and A. Rostotsky Prize “Silver Boat” and Honorary Diploma (as part of Gorky Film Studio’s festival program), 2005
- “Window to Europe” Film Festival in Vyborg – Honorary Diploma for Best Acting Ensemble, 2005
Interviews with director A. Brunkovsky, actors O. Tabakov, R. Ryazanova, A. Vasilyev, composer Ye. Krylatov;