Starring

Kim Drujinin, Yuliya Shubareva, Sergei Yacenyuk, Irina Rozanova, Aleksandr Blok, Lev Borisov, Yurii Ickov, Aleksandr Cherednik, Aleksandr Taran'jin, Karim Pakachakov, Vladimir Matveev, Emiliya Spivak, Yakov Kucherevskii, Liya Ahedjakova, Galina Pol'skih, Anatolii Il'chenko, Aleksandr Ustyugov at al.

Written by

Yulia Damsker, Eduard Reznik, with the participation of Yulia Matsuk, Dmitriy Parmenov

Camera

Viktor Novojilov

Music by

Maxim Koshevarov, Pavel Malkov

Directed by

Yegor Abrosimov

Production

Panorama Studio

Producer

"Forward Film"

My Dear Man

Social Drama

(2011)

A film adaptation of Yu. German’s trilogy The Cause You’re Serving, My Dear Man and I Answer for Everything. The epic spans a vast period of time, from the 1930s to the 1950s.

Vladimir Afanasievich Ustimenko is a man who has lived a long and eventful life, a mix of bitter and sweet; it begins with an adolescent dream of becoming a pilot and then takes a sharp turn that would startle even a seasoned flying ace. In spite of the tragic circumstances Ustimenko becomes a doctor. His vocation is put to the test in wartime trenches, in Mongolian steppes (where he builds a health care system literally from the ground up by pioneering the revolutionary methods of treatment which no one has used before him), and in offices of pigheaded and covetous medical bosses many of whom have betrayed their cause hiding behind patriotic rhetoric.

But Vladimir passes those tests with honors, mostly because he has faith in a better future for his country and because he is convinced that he’s on the right path. And the love he feels toward the girl next door helps him through the darkest moments of his life. The girl, Varia Stepanova, is his one and only friend who has seen him through his darkest times. She waited for him during and after the war, when fate took them apart. She always believed in Ustimenko despite all attempts to vilify him which in the end proved futile against his unprecedented staunchness and unswerving confidence in being always right which prevented him from breaking down and letting circumstances overwhelm him.

Having overcome many obstacles and survived the pain of loss and disillusionment, Ustimenko is finally rewarded: his scientific merits are recognized and he’s in Varia’s arms again. Also he gets to meet his old friends, and though some of them will not live to see the day of the reunion, they will always remain in his heart...

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