Russia, Finland, Germany


Oleg is a young gifted paramedic. His wife Katya works as a nurse at the hospital emergency department. She loves Oleg, but is fed up with him caring more about patients than her. She tells him she wants a divorce.

The new head of Oleg’s EMA department is a cold-hearted manager who’s got new strict rules to implement. Oleg couldn’t care less about the rules – he’s got lives to save; his attitude gets him in trouble with the new boss. The crisis at work coincides with the personal life crisis.

Caught up between their patients, alcohol-fueled off-shifts, and an evolving health care system, Oleg and Katya have to find the binding force that will keep them together.

Director's Biography

Boris Khlebnikov was born on 28 August 1972 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR, as Boris Igorevich Khlebnikov. He is a producer and director, known for RETURN TO KOKTEBEL (2003) and SVOBODNOE PLAVANIE (2006).

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Boris Khlebnikov

Written by: Nataliya Meshchaninova

Produced by: Ruben Dishdishyan, Sergey Selyanov

Cinematography: Alisher Khamidkhodzhaev

Editing: Ivan Lebedev, Julia Batalova

Costume Design: Lana Snetkova

Make-Up & Hair: Daria Palamarchuk

Sound Design: Janne Lainne

Cast: Nikolay Shrayber (paramedic), Maxim Lagashkin (new head of the emergency department), Albina Tikhanova (a patient), Aleksandr Yatsenko (Oleg), Irina Gorbacheva (Kate)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2018