Star Media presents Yekaterina Astakhova Mikhail Gavrilov Aleksandr Kobzar, Viktoriya Litvinenko Denis Martynov, Yefrosiniya Melnik Artem Miaus, Daria Legeyda Hello, Mom Valia. Liza, sweetheart, could you come please? Can I come tomorrow? My family will be home soon,
and I need to finish the cake for a client. It’s very important. It’s about your mother. I will be there soon. TURNS OF FATE Belozubov pulled my braids again. I told him you’llmgive him a hard time. Will you? Director of Photography
Aleksandr Onopriyenko We were making vases of paper-mache today. Dad! Why are you lagging behind? I wanted to show you
the vase I made for mom. Sound Designer Aleksandr Tselmer Do you think it’s nice? It’s okay. But we should keep it secret for now. I will paint it and then give it to mom. Hurry up! Your mother is waiting at home. Executive Producer Ivan Toropov Kalina, is that you? Sergey? “Take up arms, frontier post!” “I don’t care, it’s not my frontier.” Pavlukha. When was the last time I saw you? Ages ago. We should celebrate our meeting. Okay. Deal. Pavlukha! Episode 1 – Hello, mother.
– Hello, dear Liza. I’m sorry for having to rush you like this. I’m going to
the City Department of Education tomorrow. But this is very important. It’s okay. I’m very glad to see you. I was going to drop by but… You don’t have to explain.
I know you have a family, work, and plans for future. But the orphanage is already your past. Here. For Liza The letter addressed to you
arrived this morning. Voronina T.A. Who’s she? She’s your mother. At least that’s what she says
in the note addressed to me. It’s mentioned in your profile as well. “Hello, daughter.
This photo features your father and me. “He broke up with me
when he found out I was pregnant. “I wanted to have an abortion.
But the doctors discouraged me from that. “So, I gave birth to you
and left you in the orphanage. “I can tell you a hundred of reasons
for doing so. “But none would be good enough excuse. “I haven’t married anyone.
I don’t have chidren. “I’m very sick and I’m dying. “I’m not asking for your forgiveness.
I don’t have any right to do that. “Why am I writing? Your father, Viktor Mikhailovich
Lozovsky is a very wealthy man. “Maybe he will want to help you. Goodbye.” “Tania, our relationships were a mistake.
I’m too young to be a father. “Most importantly, I don’t love you.
Don’t call me or write to me. “I’m sending you the money for abortion.
It should be enough. I’ve asked around. “Goodbye.” 25 years had to pass
before she decided to find me. It’s not that complicated. We don’t have many orphanages
in this region. – If she wanted…
– If she wanted? Okay, I will go see her if she’s sick.
Sure. She died. Two days ago, cancer. I called the hospital. The letter was too long on its way. The funeral is tomorrow.
You can go if you want. No. Liza, let’s find out who your father is. Who is he? Viktor Mikhailovich Lozovsky.
What’s his occupation? Where is he now? I don’t care. You lured me there by saying,
“My Liza is a wonderful cook.” It turns out we have to get
something to eat by ourselves. Isn’t the cake good enough? We will have a tea party with the cake. Don’t touch the cake! Mom was making it
for someone’s anniversary. For sale! Don’t be bossing around. Go to your room. Okay. Come on. Come on, eat. Get out of here! We make no break between first two shots. Come on. It’s Liza. Kalinin Pavel Nikolayevich? Yes, it’s me. We wanted to see you. To collect the debt. Lozovsky. Granite Quarry Excavation Have a look. Lozovsky Viktor Mikhailovich. He’s the head of the Lozovsky Company
which is into granite quarrying. He is married. I think he has no children. He has only a young brother, Vitalii. Mom Valia. I don’t care about this. Pasha and Vasilisa are starving,
waiting for me. I won’t be able to make a dinner on time. The client is supposed to come
pick up the cake. For how long are you going to pay out
the money for the crashed truck? I’m afraid it’s not for the truck anymore. The driver of Mercedes Pasha hit
sued him and made him pay huge money. I think we’re going to pay it out
for the rest of our lives. I think your father could’ve helped you
to solve your problems. No. Mom Valia. Here’s his phone number.
The phone number of his office. I don’t need this father or his money. We’ll cope on our own. Bye, mom. See you. Goodbye, Liza. Guys, I’m telling you. I’ll pay tomorrow or the next day. Pavel Nikolayevich, we don’t need tomorrow
or the next day. We need yesterday,
the day before yesterday. So pack your stuff, get your suitcases. Have mercy, man. Are you his sympathizer? Here. Help your friend. Let’s make a deal. It’s Pavel Nikolayevich’s wife. What’s going on here? Mommy! Mommy! These men are taking our stuff! Pasha, have you called the police? There’s no need. We are like police. Service 911. Help to pack people’s stuff,
to make it faster. Sweetheart, go play to your room. I’m telling you. It’s legit. Your husband borrowed money
against the security of this apartment. Why did you do that? I did what I needed to! My friends, start your scenes later please. You must free the apartment. You are very late with paying the debt. What do you mean, we are late? The trial took place 10 days ago. We have 6 months to pay for the damage. Pasha, why aren’t you saying anything? The damage reimbursement
has nothing to do with this. Read carefully. Two months ago your husband borrowed
the money to buy a truck. Pasha. You told me you were working as a driver
on the company’s car. It turns out you bought the truck. Yes, I did. I was sick of working
for those bloodsuckers. I wanted a business of my own. It was profitable.
I had calculated everything. Pasha. You were carrying a truck
full of office equipment. We will have to pay for everything,
because you are the owner. What did you do? How could I know that Mercedes
would move across? I should probably go. Go. Okay. I bought this apartment from selling the
room allotted to me by the orphanage. So we are co-owners. And you had no right to take it
as security without my agreement. According to the papers, Pavel Kalinin is
the responsible householder. He agreed to the terms
of the loan agreement. His signature. And he took the money. His signature. Now he has to pay it back. Of course, you can sue your husband. But I don’t recommend. You will lose. Bloodsuckers as they are. Where are we supposed to get so much money? How would I know? Borrow the money from someone else. Or get a loan at a bank. Can you wait for us to pay? If you pay out the interest, we can give you two weeks. But then, if you don’t pay,
we’ll take your apartment. It’s correct. Goodbye. Goodbye. Mom. I have a surprise for you. Do you? What kind of surprise? It’s a secret. That’s interesting. Yes, Anna Petrovna? Hello. The cake is almost ready. Mom, dad and uncle Seryi spoiled the cake. What? Check. All in. Call. Street flash. I wouldn’t hurry if I were you. Flash royal. Shit! Aren’t you ashamed of littering here? Don’t beat me, Bronislav Arkadievich. Calm down, Vitalik. No one is going to hurt you for now. But we should, we should. You’re a bad boy with bad upbringing. Didn’t they teach you
that you must pay your debts? If I won… Two weeks. What do you mean? If you don’t pay the debt in two weeks,
next time we’ll meet will be your funeral. I don’t recommend running away.
I’ll get you anywhere. Vitalik, dear, you know that a
gambling debt is a sacred thing. Don’t you? Pick up the litter. I didn’t sleep for two days, baking. I let down my client. I’ve lost the money. I’m working hard to pay your debts. I’m counting every penny. I don’t think you are, if you paid the interest
to those jerks so easily. Aren’t you ashamed? I was saving that money
to take Vasilisa to the sea. – And you?
– What about me? I was doing everything
for you and Vasilisa. I wanted to start a business. -I can’t listen to this.
-I wanted to do shipments. Be it not for that damned Mercedes,
we would be living fine. Enough. Enough of shifting the blame
on someone else. You haven’t worked for more
than two months at any place. And someone else was always to blame. Shut up your mouth! He decided to start a business. You are not a businessman. You do everything
before giving a thought to it. Fool! It was my surprise for you! Vasilisa, what’s wrong? It’s not my fault. Why are you crying? Here we go again. Not his fault. You spoil everything you touch,
like a real loser. You see, Tintiusha,
it’s not my dad’s fault. But I’m very upset, because it took me a week
to make this “papier-meeche.” It’s papier-mache, sweetheart. Don’t cry.
We will fix it tomorrow, okay? Will we paint it? Of course. I love you, mom. I love you too. Do you mind if I sleep with you tonight? I don’t mind at all. Won’t those men,
who came to day, take my Tintiusha? Why would they? If they want to take our home,
they might take my rabbit as well. No. No one will take anything from us.
No one. I know where I get the money. Hello, brother. How’s your company doing? If you suddenly decided to work,
I still need a PR manager. Moreover,
I promised our father to hire you. I told you many times.
I’m not interested. Moreover, I’ve never followed
our father’s instructions. So, you’re not going to honor
our father’s memory either? Why? I have 20 percent respect for him, because he left 20 percent
of his company to me. You’ve inherited the rest.
So honor him four times as much. Will you tell me where your share is now? Yeah, I know. I’ve spent it, I’ve wasted it. But I’m really sorry
and I beg for your forgiveness. Okay, stop fooling around.
Tell me what you want. I’m having a meeting. Here’s what I want. Boss, I’ve run out of money, totally. My start-up was a failure. I have to start working as a prostitute. Write a warrant. Another one. – Viktor Mikhailovich.
– Yes, here you are. Yelizaveta Kalinina has come to see you
on private business. I’ve told the girl she has to make
an appointment in advance. Yes, thank you. I will take care of this. Bye, brother! Come on in. Here, have a seat please. I didn’t know anything. That’s not true. You did. You left a pregnant woman… and sent her the money for the abortion. I didn’t write it. Here. Have a look. It’s a different handwriting. That’s what I’m saying. Can I take a picture
of this note and the letter? Sure. I loved Tania so much. I was crazy about her. She was seven years older than me. But I didn’t care. I was going to marry her. Then… I got… a similar letter from her. She said she was married,
that our relationships were a nice passing of time, while her husband was on
a long-time business trip. She asked to leave her alone and let her live. Did you see her after that? No. When I received the letter,
she left to an undisclosed location. I didn’t know anything about this baby. About you. I understand. Excuse me.
I should take these back. But you know,
I’m very glad you’ve turned up. I just need to get accustomed
to the thought that I have a daughter. Sure. Excuse me. I’m in a hurry. I need to pick
my daughter from the kindergarten. So, I have a granddaughter too? Her name is Vasilisa. She’s five years old. Goodbye. I’m glad you changed your mind. How did your father meet you? It was okay. Even good. He doesn’t look like
a bastard who left my mother. It turned out it wasn’t he
who wrote the note. I’ve compared the handwriting. It doesn’t matter.
Will he help you to pay your debts? I didn’t have the heart
to talk to him about this. I was going to borrow
the money from him. But I couldn’t. Why couldn’t you?
Who else is going to help you? I don’t know, mom Valia. Goodbye. Goodbye, Liza. Vitia, why didn’t you tell me
you were on your way home? I would’ve hurried up the cook. You must be hungry. It’s okay. I need to check something. What’s going on? I love you. I love you too. Very much. My dear mom. Vitia. The dinner is ready. Come on. The dinner will wait, Rita. Have a seat please. I need to talk to you. Mom. Who is here with you? It’s not me. It’s my mom. So she’s my grandmother? When are we going to see her? She’s not with us anymore, baby. Remember?
I told you I grew up in an orphanage. Peek-a-boo! Come on. Where are you all going? Don’t you like me anymore? You’re disgusting. Am I? You didn’t say so, when I took you from your hellhole
7 years ago. Dad! Don’t yell at mom! Sweetheart, go to your room.
I’ll be in a minute. First, the orphanage was absolutely clean,
because we took care of this. Second, we could buy this apartment only because
I had a room at a communal apartment. Third, stop drinking. You’re becoming a nasty person. I see you’re starting to like it. But you’re not going to hit me anymore. Then my mom pulled a classical trick. She wrote one letter to me and another one to Tatiana. Did she write them herself? No. I know her handwriting.
She asked someone to help her. Why do you think your mother
had something to do with this? Because she kept saying that Tatiana
and I weren’t meant for each other. That Tania only wanted to become part
of our wealthy family. Besides, the letters are written
on the pages from one and the same diary. My mom liked notebooks like those. Vitia, do you still love her? Are you still thinking about Tania? Rita, what are you talking about? Tania was my first love. My first woman. But she became my pain and disappointment. My soul was burned out. I didn’t trust anyone until I met you. But Liza is my daughter. Yes. I understand.
I’ve never been able to give you a child. Rita, we’ve talked about this many times. I’m very happy with you. Are you sure she’s your daughter? The photo and the letters are real. She can be a swindler. Hello. Yes, nice to meet you too. Thank you. Thank you very much. Yes, good luck. Who was that? The head of the orphanage
where Liza was raised. She said that Liza
is in big financial trouble. Vitia, I think this girl needs your money
rather than your fatherly love. She never mentioned the money. She doesn’t appear to be such a person. I think I should help my daughter. I think you need a DNA test. That’s a good idea. How am I supposed to do this? To tell Liza that I want to know
whether she’s not lying? Either that,
or you can invite her to our place for tea. Her cup will be more than enoug
for a test. This house? Yes, this house. Mom, come on quickly. It’s beautiful. Come in please. Don’t be afraid. Hello, Liza. -Hello.
-Hello. Excuse me for taking my daughter with me. Our kindergarten is on quarantine. I have no one to leave her with. You said it was urgent. Mom, is this a museum? Someone has forgotten to say hello. Hello, Viktor Mikhailovich and Margarita… Mom. I forgot. Veniaminovna. Veniaminovna. But you can call me Rita. What’s your name? Vasilisa. Really? Are you Vasilisa the beautiful? Why did you decide that it’s a museum? I’ve been to a museum. With mom. It looks nice too.
And there are paintings everywhere. Like here. You know everything. My mom puts my paintings
on the walls as well. On the fridge as well. Will you draw something for me? I will put in on the fridge as well,
like your mom. Easily. I need pencils and paper for this. I think we have some.
We just need to look. Come on. Your mom and Viktor Mikhailovich
will talk business. -Okay.
-Right? Come on. Liza, let’s go to my office. Where are our pencils? Come on in. This is the letter I got from Tania, your mother 26 years ago. That’s weird. The handwriting is different. She didn’t write it. But the sheet is from the same notebook. I have no doubt that my mother was behind all this. But there’s no way to ask her now. She died 9 years ago. I’m sorry for your loss. How have you lived for 25 years? There have been different times. I entered the Cooking School
after the ninth form. I’m a cook at the Municipal Diner. There I met Pasha. My husband. He came there to eat. I didn’t know real life back then. I wanted a family. Pasha seemed kind and reliable. A month later we got married. Is something wrong? No, everything’s fine. Let’s have some tea then. Okay. Your offer is very tempting. What is your answer? I don’t make such decisions right away. Give me a couple of days,
Bronislav Arkadievich. Sure. Viktor Mikhailovich. I will be waiting for your call. Goodbye. Good luck. What can you say, Andrey? I think the bait hides the hook. Please, find out everything you can
about this Mr. Spitsin. Everything. I see. Is that all? No, I have a personal request. When I was young,
I had a passionate love affair. It turned out that
this affair result in me having a daughter. I had no idea. Are you sure she’s your daughter? 99 percent certainty
based on the results of the DNA test. I want you to file all the needed papers for official recognition of Liza
as my daughter. Will do. Rita and I have decided
to keep it secret before the end of the procedure. Your brother will be the least happy. He will be fine. But there is more to it. I need to clarify the situation with one troubled loan taken
by Pavel Nikolaievich Kalinin. Where did you get this? I’ve made this myself. You shouldn’t have. We have a lot of sweets here. What a beauty! Liza, you’re spoiling us. Rita and I will be fat soon. It’s okay. You will never get fat, Mr. Lozovsky. Are you still calling me mister? Vasilisa the Beautiful
has become informal long time ago. I’m not used to it yet. It’s hard to believe
I have a father. And Rita too. You are amazing people. When I open my sweet-shop, you will come there to have breakfast. Do you dream about your own sweet-shop? Yes. Since the Cooking School.
I know what it will be like. A small and cozy one. Sooner or later I will open it. You’ll see, Mr. Lozovsky. You’ll see. Well… I’ll help you with that. That’s not what I meant. No. Quit your job at the diner. And start looking for a place
for your sweet-shop. One more thing. When are we going to meet
the son-in-law? That’s complicated. Pasha works in shifts. Then he needs to rest. He’s working hard. Yes. You’re a bad liar, Liza. It’s wonderful. I know everything about you two. Or at least almost everything. No one is going to take your apartment. I’ve paid out the debt. We could’ve taken
this troubled loan company to court. But it is connected with real criminals. I don’t want you and Vasilisa be in danger. As for the accident,
I think this debt is on Pavel. One more thing. Last time we met,
Rita and I saw a bruise on your face. How did it happen? Do you want to divorce him? Do you still love him? No. That’s good. My lawyer will take care of your divorce. It will be wrong to divorce him. Pasha has a lot of problems. I will leave him out in the cold. You’re an idealist. Pavel is a grown-up. He needs to learn to be responsible. We will do the following thing.
He will keep your apartment. He can take care of his life. You will move here. Yay! Yay! – We’re going to live here!
– What is this? Vitia and Rita gave it to me as a present. Thank you. So, go get your papers and your belongings. Vasilisa and I will be waiting
for you here. We will get your rooms ready. It’s too fast. Mom, don’t forget Tintiusha. I want to give him a ride. Come on. Okay. – Carefull.
– Listen. The head of my security, Kirill,
will go with you, to avoid problems. Take only the necessary things. We will buy everything you need. A new life is beginning for you. A new life is beginning for all of us. Thank you. You’re welcome. What’s going on? Where are you going? Where’s Vasia? Pasha, I’m leaving. Vasilisa will be living with me. You’re not going anywhere. – Pasha.
– You’re not going anywhere, I said. – Pasha!
– Cool off! Hello. Hello. You bitch! You’ve turned Vasia against me. And now you’re bringing
your boyfriend here! Pasha! Calm down! Pasha! Calm down, asshole. Leave Liza alone. Understand? Wow! Do you like it, girls? Very much! When the hyathints start to bloom,
they will feel the room with amazing aroma. I love these flowers. Rita enjoys gardening.
She has even bred a new variety. Yes. Rita. Dad. Thank you. What do you say if we go shopping tomorrow? And a beauty salon as well. Okay? – Yes.
– To get beautiful. Okay? Everything will be fine. Really. – Thank you.
– You’re welcome. Peek-a-boo! Thank you, Andrey. Now Liza is officially my daughter. Yelizaveta Viktorovna. I’m going to introduce her
to everyone on Rita’s birthday. By the way,
you and Lena are invited as well. Thank you. Any news about Spitsin? Is there a hidden agenda? There’s a criminal whirl. Mr. Spitsin needs a legal business
with perfect reputation. To sign all the contracts he needs, at the same time
whitewashing the dirty money. Right. I expected this. I’ll have the secretary call him and tell that I refuse
from his “tempting” offer. Yes? Hello. Did you want to see me? Yes, Liza. Meet Andrey Vladimirovich
Kuzovlev, our lawyer. He will take care of your divorce
and represent your interests. Nice to meet you. Let’s go, Liza. Your father needs to work. Okay. “Your father needs to work.” Yes? Unbelievable. Why on earth
did she decide to get a divorce? Did she decide to hide from our problems? Your common problems have been solved. According to this document,
the loan for the truck has been paid out. You will have to take care of the rest. Well, thank you. But it won’t work this way. I need to talk to my wife. Where is she?
Where is she hiding our daughter? I’m not allowed
to discuss this question with you. Okay. I’m not going to sign the divorce papers
until I get to see Liza. It’s your right. But I recommend you to think about it. He recommends me. Damned counselor. Bodia. Help me. I need to see where that car is going. It’s your business, not mine. Liza has run away
and took our daughter with her. Her lover is there. I need to know where my daughter is.
Come on. Peek-a-boo!