OK… Great. Hello? Hi, Lena. Oops. Yes, I remember. I’ll talk to him today. Yes. How much? 10,000? OK. Yes, darling, today. Right. To my son… On a long view. To my son… On a long view. -Ivan.
-Yes? Zina wants to borrow money
from us. It’s really urgent. -How much?
-10,000. Anna. Do you always have to do charity? Zina is a housekeeper. And I think we pay her enough. It’s for her sister. She needs treatment. I see. But you have to understand, too. I don’t grudge her this money. But there has to be some subordination. Ivan, please. OK. It’s in the drawer. I want to sign my book for Ivan. I don’t want it to sound cheesy, though. How about this? “To my son, the aspiring scientist.” Are you listening? Sure. It sounds nice. Come on. Voila! Hello. Congratulations! Congratulations! -Hi.
-Thank you, Vera. Thank you, dear. -Well, Mr. Professor?
-Well, what? Have you finished your magnum opus? Not completely. Only the first volume. But it’s really massive. -God willing, it won’t be the last one.
-God willing. -I hope you left a copy for me.
-For you? Yes. -Should I?
-Of course. OK. Deal. Listen, the old crowd will be gathering
here today. How about, after tea… Nikolay, I came with empty pockets. Nothing! Gambling, girls… Today there will be only girls. And what girls! What girls! -Come on.
-Come in. -Zina, hi.
-Hi. -Smells good! My favorite cutlets?
-No. Today we’re having
another house specialty. -Guinea fowl drumsticks a la Creole.
-Wow! -Hi, Mom.
-Hi. You look great. What took you so long?
Daddy has a present for you. I know. He could have given
it to me in the city. Come on. Almost everybody is here already. -My academic friends, dinner is ready.
-Ivan… Hello, comrades. -Hi.
-Hello. Vavilov! Tomofeyev-Resovsky! Dobrzhansky! This book places your name
in the same sequence. -Finally. Sergey, Regina, come on in.
-Come on. VIKTORIA MOROZOVA. MOSCOW
DOMODEDOVO 26 DEC. ALICANTE 06 JAN Anna, our dear hostess! Our queen! Where would I be? Where would I be, if not for this saint,
inspiring me and bearing with all my quirks like an angel? Excuse me. I’ll get it. -To our hostess. To the queen!
-I’ll drink to this. You didn’t expect me, did you? -I came to greet Daddy.
-Come in. There used to be marks here. 110 cm, 120 cm… Daddy used to make them. My growth chart. Where is he? In the living room. Another postgraduate student? God! At his age! Is he ever going to stop? How horrible for his wife.
Everybody knows! God forbid it ever happens to me. Don’t worry. You’re safe. Sergey only has eyes for you. Zina, this was delicious, as always. Anna, you saved me. Thanks a lot. Zina, come on. Give my best to your sister. Definitely. Mom, I have to leave in half an hour. Do you think Dad will be mad at me? Why so early? Can’t you stay for a while
with us old guys? Mom, I… I have to meet someone. A girl. By the way, can I ask you about something? -Money?
-No. Flowers. Yours are better than any I could buy. And if you mentioned it,
some money won’t hurt, either. Ivan, girls are fine, of course. But what about your research? It won’t go anywhere. I’ll finish it when I’m back from England. Don’t lead this girl on. In a few months you’re going
to be in Cambridge. -Mom!
-OK. -I’ll go get it.
-Thanks. She has no clue about it. I’ve known them for 10 years. They seem such a nice couple. 10 years! Nikolay and I have known them
for 25 years. I even knew his ex wife, Sveta. You know,
Anna got Saburov exactly the same way. She used to be his daughter’s friend, and then she found her way into his bed. -His daughter? You mean Marina?
-Yes, Marina. Now she’s the lady of the house, and his daughter is left out. OK, come on. She and Ivan
can sort it out by themselves. I wouldn’t forgive him if I were her,
though. A postgraduate! So cliche. So, you’re going
to the symposium tomorrow? Yes, I am. Who’s going to Alicante, then? And who is this Victoria Morozova? Ivan, how could you? How could I? What’s your problem? Why this drama? Yes, I’m going to Spain. With a student of mine. On vacation. I’m having an affair. We are civilized people. Don’t you know that such things happen? Is that what it’s called now? Yes, that’s what it’s called. I believe I’m doing my part. Do you have to work? No, you don’t. And you don’t lack anything. If you don’t like it, you can leave.
Nobody will stop you. But you should think first
if anybody would want you then. Just like this? After all these years? Yes, just like this. Here comes our hero! If I won’t say it, who will? My friends! We have gathered together today,
because our Ivan Saburov has completed his magnum opus, revolutionizing the modern science. Tomorrow we, together with all
our colleagues, will feel jealous. But today let’s just be happy
for our dear friend, Professor Saburov. Thank you, Nikolay. Thank you,
my dear. Thank you, my friends. Thank you. I feel nervous. The first copy goes to my son. The aspiring scientist… and… the successor… -Dad! Dad!
-Dad, what’s wrong? -Call the ambulance.
-Mom! Where’s Mom? Hello. We need an ambulance. Male, 63. He’s unconscious. In Japan they believe that college years
are the best time in your life. After that, you start working hard till
the day you die. That’s why they don’t torture students
like they do here. We’re not in Japan. Don’t forget Dad’s book. -Oh, right.
-He signed it for you. Mom, I’m hungry. Has Zina, by any chance,
cooked something good? I gave her some days off. Go check in the freezer. OK, Mom, I got to go. -I’ll grab something on the way.
-Ivan… What? Would you mind if I leased out half
of the house for the summer? So that they ruined it? It’s Dad’s house. He wouldn’t even let me enter his study. If you feel lonely, I can stay with you. Until it’s time to go to Cambridge. No, darling. You’re right. Mom, listen. Gas money… -Thanks.
-Bye. Drive safe. -Hello.
-Hi. Don’t be scared. We’re old friends
with your hubby. Friends? Right. Our boss was his friend. Zaur. He’s a professor, too. You like roses, right? Yes. Who are you? Roses are red, violets are blue… Do you love your son? Don’t move! What do you want from me? Your husband used to spend time with
our boss at the Captain Blood yacht club. He never told me about it. Why would he? This is men’s stuff. Gambling, drinking, screwing around. By the way,
gambling is what brings us here. Did he owe you something? 10 million, Anna. 10 million rubles is no joke. Do you recognize his hand? Our boss isn’t a Nazi.
He wouldn’t hurt a widow. First, he has rounded the figure down.
Second, he gave you an extension. For the funeral, the memorial.
But that’s as far as his charity goes. I don’t have this kind of money. -You aren’t listening.
-I am listening. You don’t hear me, then.
Do you love your son? What does he have to do with it? He’ll live a long and happy life,
after you pay the debt. And I’m warning you,
don’t go to the cops. Is that clear? Otherwise, we’d have to give
them their share, and you’d be the one paying for it. Bye. Shit… Mom! Mom! Where are you? Mom, I left my phone here. Ivan! -Mom, are you OK?
-Don’t go. Stay with me. What’s wrong? Why are you so upset? It’s OK, Mom. It’s OK. OK, Mom. I really have to go.
I’ve wasted too much time already. Bye. Hello? Marina… Yes, I called you. We need to talk. 10 million? They showed me an IOU. Poor Dad. I’m 100 percent sure they conned him. Can you borrow from someone? If I could, do you think I’d… I know. Who can lend such a sum these days? What are you going to do? I don’t know how to say it,
but there’s only one option. The house belonged to Ivan
and me in equal shares. Since there’s no will, there are 3 people who can claim
his share: Ivan Junior, you, and I. -So?
-Ivan Jr. relinquished his share. He’s got his apartment. So, this leaves you and me. I see. You want to sell the house, right? Is this why you called me here? I remember how Dad built it.
It was just after the Olympics. He went shopping for wallpaper himself. He used to fight with the workers… Can you help me? Yes. Here. She’s a real estate agent I know.
Call her and mention my name. I’ll talk to her in advance. And I’ll relinquish my share
in your favor. Can we get a check, please? I’ll pay you back as soon as I can. Sure. We’ll think of something. Call her right now, because this isn’t the best time
for selling real estate. No, no. I got it. You’ll need your money more than I do. This lot is mediocre. -Is it an autonomous house?
-No. This isn’t good. Do you have leaks in your roof
or the basement? I don’t know. Are the light fixtures made in China? My husband bought them. I don’t know. Do you have the designs? They should be in the folder. Sheetrock walls…
Well, the house condition isn’t so good. You can get maybe 25 million for it. Not to worry!
I had to deal with worse lots. Let’s make some photos
and put it up for sale. You wanted part of the sum in cash
and part – for purchasing an apartment. Yes. 10 million in cash, if possible. It depends on the buyer. I suppose it is. Do you have some place to live
until I find you an apartment? I live here. Anna, I’m selling your house. And if you want me to succeed,
I need you to vacate it. The buyers don’t want the previous owners
as a bonus. OK, this is a service contract.
Sign it here. Do you realize that you delegate
all rights for selling your house? Yes. I found you a few options
for temporary stay… Don’t worry. I can stay with my son. Whatever you say. -Hello?
-Ivan? Yes. -Saburov?
-That’s right. Saburov. Well, hello, Ivan. Zaur says hi. Who the hell is Zaur?
And who the hell are you? Watch your mouth.
Zaur is a respectable man. He says hi to you and your mom. -Hello?
-Anna, hi. I’ve got a problem here. Only out of respect for the deceased
we give you one more week. I need at least a month. By the way, your son is such a nice guy. It would be a shame
if anything happened to him. What’s wrong with Ivan? Hello! This number is temporarily unavailable. RUSSIA POLICE Knife wound? At a hostel? OK. POLICE CONTROL ROOM Yegorova? Two people with knife wounds at Dorm 6. Yes. Sure. Bye. How long has he been missing? He won’t answer my calls,
and he’s not at home. -How old is he, 20?
-Yes. We can start searching
for him before 3 days. I’m sorry. Please! We’ve been dealing with
knife fights 2 days in a row, and you want me to run
around looking for your son? -What shall I do, then?
-He’ll turn up. -Ivan!
-See? What did I tell you? -Are you home?
-My cell died on me. I had a call from some weird guys. They asked my name and told me
to say hi to you from some Zaur. -Probably some frauds.
-I suppose. Yuliya is here. She says hi. Give her my love. Bye. -Hello?
-Inna, hi. This is about the house in the suburbs. Yes, I remember. What can I do for you? I think maybe I really should rent an
apartment while you’re selling my house. -How much would it cost me?
-Around 50,000. So much? If you want something
cheaper in the downtown, you need a shared apartment. Shared apartment? -Yes.
-Is this the only option? It is. Don’t worry. It’s for a couple weeks. It’s in the old city.
Your roommates are civilized people. OK. Fine. I’ll be there. Put it here. -Can you help me with the luggage?
-Sorry, client’s waiting. Can you help me with the luggage? At least to the elevator? Leave me alone with your
stupid leaflets. Go away! -Salam alaykum.
-Salam alaykum. -Salam alaykum.
-Salam alaykum. Holy cow! -Look at this princess!
-Hello. Antonych. Anna. I’m your new neighbor. We’ll be good friends.
Can you give me a hand? -With what?
-With this. I need to change the bulb. -I can’t do this.
-OK, OK. I’ll do it myself. Your women are like ice-cream. First you’re cold, then you start melting,
and then it’s hard to get rid of you. -Leave me alone.
-Don’t be scared. What? As soon as I go to work, our lady’s man is at it again. -Larisa, this isn’t what you think.
-Who are you? -I helped him with the bulb…
-I know you helpers! She’s our neighbor from Apartment 5.
I showed her around. -Are you a tour guide now?
-Let me kiss you! Come here. Let me kiss you. -Is she the new lodger?
-Hello. Mikhail the bandit is leasing
out his room. I’m Shmakova. -Anna.
-Galina. Follow me. Nice to meet you. No male visitors. No visitors after 10 PM. You’ll have to share the table
with Boris. He lives in No.3. This is your burner. Don’t mess it up. OK. This is the duty roster. Sign it here. Come on. -No smoking in the lavatory.
-I don’t smoke. Don’t occupy the bathroom
for more than 15 minutes at a time. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth. -Got it?
-Yes. Questions? Which one is my room? Second door to the right. OK. Thanks a lot. Knock-knock. -Are you busy?
-No, come in. You dropped this. May I? Thanks. I was shocked, too. I mean, when I moved in. Have you gone through
Shmakova’s orientation? Yes. Relax. Nobody sticks to these rules. Also, you can tap into Boris’s wi-fi. The password is “password.”
You know, P-A-S-S-W-O-R-D. I don’t have a computer. Who is Boris? Boris is our unrecognized genius. He lives in No.3. -I’m Lucy.
-Anna. Why do people call me Lusia?
Is Lucy so much harder? Are you French? Half-French. How about a cup of tea in my room? I’ve got French cookies. Thanks. I’d love to. This way. Wow! -Where did you get it?
-From my French grandmother. This is my cousin Jean-Luce.
He lives in Toulouse. He’s a sommelier. We talk on the phone sometimes. I’m going to visit him
in Toulouse one day… You’ll never guess what
I’m doing for a living. French teacher? Absolutely correct. Here, help yourself. My students bring it to me by tons. Cash would be better.
I’d buy myself an apartment. I feel that you don’t like
your job very much. I’d rather teach literature. I love Russian classics. Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Nabokov, Bulgakov. Pasternak. What about Dumas, Hugo, George Sand? There is only one kind of happiness: to love and be loved. Wow! Yes. I’ve been traveling with my husband, so I picked up a little French. Yes. How can you stand it here? You’re an educated girl,
and these people… The crazy lady with a truncheon, the retired Gestapo lady, and what’s his name… Antonych? The perv, I mean. We used to date. I’m sorry. Everybody has history here. Semion! Where are you? I’m coming, honey bun. Hey, new girl! Close the window. There’s a draft! Come in. -Good evening.
-Hi. I’m your new neighbor. I can’t sleep in this noise.
Could you turn it down? I could. But should I? I’ve had a long day, you see. These subtle features!
Boris, give her something to drink. -I want you! As a model.
-Stop it! This is George. He’s painting
Tatiana. High art, you know. He has just come back from Burma. I just want some quiet.
Can you understand it? -Stay! Stay with us.
-Stop it! Lucy! Come in. It’s quieter here. Don’t worry,
Larisa won’t come home till 7 AM. Lusia, it’s me. We need to talk. Oh God. Mikhail. Hands off! Help! Hush! Don’t yell. You hurt my ears. This party is over! Don’t worry. I’m the owner of this room. My ex-wife leased it out. -I didn’t know.
-I rented it from Inna. No, my wife’s name is Irina. Don’t worry. I… They didn’t know I’ll be back so soon. Back? Yes. From Magadan. I’m on parole. Where are you going? If you touch me, I’ll kill you. Do you realize… Oops. I’ll pick it up. I swear. Later. You misunderstood me. My name is Anna. Nice to meet you. I’m not going to turn you out. I have a place to stay. Can I ask you a favor, though? Can I stay for the night? We’ve been celebrating my parole
with friends, and I had too much to drink. I’ll leave as soon
as the underground opens. Where are you going to sleep? Just a minute. Here, on the floor. Come on, smile! Life is good.