The Man Who Surprised Everyone

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The Man Who Surprised Everyone (Tchelovek Kotorij Udivil Vsekh)

Directed by Aleksey Chupov, Natasha Merkulova

  • Russia, Estonia, France 2018; 105 min
  • Original version: Russian
  • Genre: Drama
    • Best Actress Orizzonti (N. Kudryashova) - Venice IFF
    • Special Mention - El Gouna FF
    • Grand Prix Special Mention - Luxembourg City FF


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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