STAR MEDIA presents VALERY NIKOLAYEV ILYA GLINNIKOV ALINA SERGEYEVA YANA SOBOLEVSKAYA NODARI DZHANELIDZE YANINA SOKOLOVA ANDREY KRONGLEVSKY MARIA ZVONARIOVA ANZHELIKA SAVCHENKO STANISLAV BOKLAN Damn… Yes? Yes, Igor Yevgenyevich. I’m… busy at the moment. Let then Taras do it… Well, there’s Filippenko there,
is there not?… Bastard… I wasn’t talking to you. I don’t need a sleep off day,
but a day off. What? Gavrilov operating? All right. I’m on my way. On my way. based on the story by NIKOLAY POLIAKOV GUITAR LESSONS EPISODE 1 That’s a pity… Grandpa’s here! – Wow! Come on, youth! Take this…
–Thank you. – And give this to Grandma Grunia.
– I will. So, Volodia, show me the bottle.
Come on, do show it! So, are you going to go on like this?
What shall we do with him, eh? – Okay, okay.
– You get out of my sight. Get out. Go! Now! Director of photography: VADIM SAVITSKY – O my God! Who are you?
– I’m a ne… What do you want? I’m so sorry… I’m your neighbor from above.
I was hanging the washing and… Why… Why did you take my clothes pegs? Ah, I’m sorry, I was… Are you going to rob me? God forbid! I… Are you going to rape me? I’ll fix it. I’ll call on you tomorrow
and fix it, right? Sound supervisor: ANDREY STARIKOVSKY Executive producer: DMITRY OLENYCH – Hi, girls!
– Good afternoon. Hi, Oleg. I’ve left the radiographs
for you there. Will you have a look? – I will. Later. Right?
– Okay. Producers: GALINA BALAN-TIMKINA,
VLAD RYASHIN –Hi.
– Good afternoon. Wait, I’ll get in touch later… Oleg Petrovich, my dear!
Thank God you’ve come. Good afternoon. Did I have any other choice? – Missed me?
–Oh, come on! – What is it with your face?
– Why? Drop at my office when you change.
I’ll clean it. Or you might have poisoning. And the boy is so sweet,
just like an angel… Here’s his mother. Mommy, stop howling: we’ll get him out. Well, what do we have? Hospitalized unconscious
with signs of hypoxia. We suspect a thrombus
in the pulmonary artery. At his age? It’s rather a hereditary pathology. Blood pressure? Falling. Prepare infusion. Saturation? Saturation’s low. Add some oxygen. – Infuse into two veins simultaneously.
– Right. – No pulse.
– Defibrillator! Wait. Pump him. Heartbeat restoring. Pulse thready. Blood pressure? Safe. We can start. Hold on, lad. We’ll teach
you to play guitar after. Scalpel. Sternal saw. Wound retractor. Opening pericardium. Pincers. Tape. See you. Oleg Petrovich? – Stepanovna?
– And? No sex. To hell with sex, you chatterbox.
How’s the boy? He’s all right. Thank God! You’re a real savior. Where’s his mother? Faded out. Lost her nerves. Is it a family trait? She’s his mother, you know. – So, some tea?
– Yep. Slava, tea? Yes. Oleg Petrovich? How did you guess it was
a congenital pathology? What did you think it was? A thrombosis… He’s only 6 year old. How?…
A nice guitar. Where did you get it? Bought for my son. A good one. So, saturation was low. He had hypoxia after an exercise stress. His nasolabial triangle was blue.
All signs of Fallot’s Tetralogy. I see. Excuse me. Yes? It’s me. Aha. Yes, I remember. Yes, he’s getting getter. All right. It’s so boring… Shall I renew? Yep. Lenka, let us drink, shall we? Pour it for Oleg. Take it. Ouch. Top it off. Olezha, play that one
where students feel well. Yeah, play it. “My years are growing, I’ll be 17 soon…” “Patient G.A… Moderate, tensive,
constant for 2 days…” Moderate of tensive? Moderate – comma – tensive… “…pains in the right side of the chest…” Bastards. – “…becoming considerably stronger…”
– “…becoming considerably stronger…” …within brackets – “up to intolerable…” “…up to intolerable…” “…reducing but not easing…” – “…but not easing…”
– Are you mocking at me? No, I am not. I have had enough. – Nastia, where are you going?
– It’s too much for me! Come here. Come on! Push it! The test’s gone kaput.
And the scholarship too. That’s enough. I’m going upstairs. – Don’t be stupid.
– Why? What? They are in the sixth year.
Big drunken guys. So what? What will they do to me? Do you really need this? I need to pass the test.
And I need the scholarship. All right. Go. I’m with you… in my heart. Good luck. Excuse me, guys. Are you shameless? We need to prepare to the tomorrow’s test.
You’re so loud. We were banging… on the ceiling and on
the radiator. Could you be a bit quieter? How did you kindly say? Shameless? Is it your final diagnosis? Plaster falls down from the ceiling
in out room. Because of your… Who are you? Will you let me
have your hand? Oh! The pulse rate is 200 bpm.
What do you think, dear Colleague? Keeneris vulgaris. I don’t think you’re right,
dear Colleague. She’s a Femina of Nimphus order. With the presence
of beans as aggravating factor. Lady, let us drink. Colleague, wait a moment. Will you let me
as a prospective cardiac surgeon… check the presence of heart in you? Oh! The heart is failing,
so an intervention is needed. One cannot take life that seriously.
It injures health. You need artificial ventilation… Oh! There’s a lot of work
to be done. Ma’am! Where are you going?
What room do you live in? The fun has just started! Wait! Ivashova! What did you do
at the boy’s floor? Follow me! – What? Came down on you?
– No. Then what? Nothing. It was impolite. She’s a good girl. I’ve got a toast. No sugar! Open up! Now! Hurry up! Go, go, go… I’m off… Open the door! All right, I’ve got the key
and will open it on my own! “So, judging from the aggregate signs of
the disease, one may do following syndromes… Studying? That’s right.
Did Ivashova visit you? God forbid! We’re preparing to the
state exams, Stali… Stalina Viacheslavovna. You two preparing to the state exams
too? Off for your rooms! Now! Where’s Markov? For goodness sake… No goodness sake! What… What Markov? Ah! Give it to me. Now. Stalina Viacheslavovla, must you really?… Follow me! Olezha, come here. She’s left. What room the small one lives in? Hey. Off with her.
Come on in to have a drink. Quiet! What room the small one lives in? Just stop that. Come and we drink
a bit. Hey! Well… Off with you… Come on. Stop that! Stop that! Get out! Stop that! It’s so high… Good evening. Jesus… Just look at him!
Markov himself gave us a visit. What Markov? Dead drunk. You have studied propedeutics, old man. So, you should know
that palpation is still in force. And you cannot make a hasty
diagnosis based on some words and examination only. You cannot just blindly trust machinery… And cutting — cutting is the last resort. But if you do wish to do that — go ahead: join the first year students
at the dissecting room… And do that as long as you wish. But our goal is to heal people. To heal. To heal, not to kill by doctoring. And as for you, Sokolova, I’d recommend
you just to close those notes… … because cramming doesn’t make any use;
it’s even bad to some extent. These are the words you might take note of. – Sokolova, do you hear me? Sokolova?
– Get out! For God’s sake,
what are all of you looking at? Ah! Monsieur Markov! Where are you going? So… Good afternoon, Uldius Tadasovich. Good afternoon. How’s your temperature? Already down? Yes, it has. I’m gradually recovering. As to me, Monsieur Markov,
you are not recovering but falling ill… I’ll retake the exam, Uldius Tadasovich. Otherwise, you would have
known that we’ve had a pre-exam tutorial today,
not the examination itself. And, Monsieur Markov, if you come
to the examination like this, you can forget about
the internship training in Riga. Well, Colleagues, see you later. Good buy. And, you two good men,
please follow me. Thank you. Are you sane?! I hate you! Margo, we’re waiting for you at the mess. All right, I’ll be there. What? Going to join the internship in Riga? Yes, I am. I see… And when did
you plan to tell ME about this? I have now. And what about Moscow?
My Dad has done all arrangements already. Your Dad… What has
your Dad to do with this? Since when mentioning my Dad annoys you? What? Became too smart? Then go ahead to some province hospital,
to push through the mud. Eh? Maybe to a province hospital,
maybe to push through the mud… I couldn’t visit you yesterday, you see? I see. Don’t bother
yourself with explanations. Margo! Damn… Eh! How could you, guys?
You could have left a note for me… Where? A good question. What about the queen? Did she forgive you? The queen’s mad at me. Women… She’ll get to know, sooner or later… What on earth happened yesterday, eh? Look, let’s go for beer. Got money? I have. Okay, we go. I’ve got a terrible
headache after yesterday’s party. Ouch… – Good afternoon.
– Good afternoon. How do you feel? Having headache? Who are they? You kissed her yesterday. Who? The one in yellow pants? No. The one wearing glasses. Oh no! This can’t be true! – You did.
– No, it’s impossible. Look guys, I woke up and heard a roaring.
I thought it was a dog. – And shouted: “Stop that! Get out!”
– But it was even bigger than a tiger… And I heard different things.
Our nice nelly… What did you hear?
Just stop saying nonsense. – How much? Enough for three beers?
– Yep. Look, Margo, isn’t it enough?
Forgive him at last, will you? It’s not enough. Let him suffer for
a while. My Dad was waiting for him… Prepared the chess… Bought a Chilean wine… I couldn’t have done this way. That’s right. Men need a short leash. Ladies, will you allow me to talk? Speak. All right. I’m an idiot, an animal!
I was wrong! I’ll compensate!
With my own blood, if needed! – Bravo!
– Is that all? That’s all. Margo, we need to talk. Well, we ARE talking now. Please, I’m begging you. Isn’t it enough? On your knees. What? On your knees. I see… “Then hate me when thou wilt; if ever, now; Now, while the world is bent
my deeds to cross, Join with the spite of fortune,
make me bow, And do not drop in for an after-loss…” Both knees. I see… O my Queen! I’m begging
you to grant me your forgiveness! I shall execute any order of yours. It was the first and the last time.
I will not happen again. All right… Forgiveness granted. See you. See you. A man indeed, isn’t he? Yeah, Ivashova. Cat’s chance you
will ever get Markov. For sure. Markov, its high time for you
to change your circle of contacts. Just take a detached view of your friends.
One alchy, one redneck. The guys have nothing to do
with our affairs… Get in, I’ll give you a lift. No, thanks, I’d better walk. Do get in. I’ll walk. Hi. Well-well-well… Yasha, hi. Yasha, help me.
Can you cook meat dumplings? Hah… Can I cook meat dumplings?
What is it on your T-shirt? White and black. Hah… White and black.
Nobody wears things like this now. It’s year 1989 now. Things have advanced. White and black… I cook meat dumplings
since I was 4… I’m an expert. I ask one last time:
who goes with me? Marta? What? Ah, I’m not… Why? We’ll have a good time,
watch the video machine. Ania’s father brought it from
a business trip abroad. I need to study. Of course, go ahead. It’s going
to be better than thinking of Markov. By the way, do you know who his fiancée’s father is? – Nastie?
– What? Are you not late? Nope. Some godsend neighbors indeed… All right. Ciao, babies. Marta? How about tea? I’ll do that. Oh! Are they good? What? Dumplings good? No… Those on the surface… are bad.
Bad. Understand? Understand. Shit. Exactly. Good ones
are those down. Down is good. Yeah, down is good. Verstehen? Verstehen. Oh! Look who’s dropped in! Hi. Hi. So, you boil them for five more minutes,
stirring. Then you can eat them. Clear? Thank you, Yasha. Five minutes only. Do you happen to have matches? Thank you. Well, excuse us for what happened
yesterday. We were drunk, you know… It’s all right… And… I don’t know whether something
happened between you and Oleg, but… he’s engaged.
He’s having wedding in the autumn. Clear? You are delirious. And will have gastric
indigestion in future, dear Colleague. Yasha, it came up. Oh! It’s not good… I’ll throw it away. Thank you. Yes? I have the honor to introduce myself. You have none — either honor,
or conscience, Markov. Stalina Viacheslavovla, will you give
the guitar back to reliable hands? I won’t… Have a seat. You don’t have any right.
It’s perestroika now. I say sit down!! Marta? Marta,
I know it’s you in there. Open up. Marta, open up, please. Marta, what is it with you, eh? Nothing happened between us, Sveta. I know. And nothing could have possibly happened.
Because he’s a womanizer. Scoundrel and alchy. Marta, it’s not your fault. It’s the heart. Just stop that at last! 1986 — rooms 520, 532, 506. 1987 — rooms 325, 317. 1988 — rooms 319, 520 again, 416 and 417… 1989… Shall I continue? Well, I say. Secret service forever.
Missing your previous job, eh? Cells, tortures, towers?
Dogs and prison camp? Markov, this report is going
to be laid down before the dean tomorrow and you will sing
a different tune then. I see. Once the Communist Party says: “You must!” — you must obey.
What do I have to do? – Are you coming?
– Just a second. Mom, I’m home. Hello? “Olezha, I left for the duty.
Cutlets are in the fridge. Mom.” Hi. So, listen to me and keep in mind. I’ll be
giving lessons for you four Saturdays only. Only one damned month. And I will
try to teach you a couple of things… According to the behests of our great
Lenin and Communist Party… To the point: listen
and memorize or go to hell. I’m not going to get bored. The first chord is A-m, or A-minor. We press the fourth string on
the second fret with the long finger… The second fret is after
the second bar on the fingerboard. The strings count upwards. Now we press the third string on
the same second fret with the ring finger… and the second string on the first
fret with the index finger. Great. You can try to strike
the chord now… Come in. We’re having a class here. I know… Excuse me for being late. This is it! These are the three main chords, the base that will help you in life. Think of something for
the next lesson. Play it using them. – Improvisation will do.
– What improvisation? The best improvisation is a well-rehearsed
one. Maybe something like this… Like this. Why are you sitting? The lesson is over! What do you want? Nothing. What did you come for, then? I want to learn how to play the guitar. Are you revenging on me? Are you a fool? Don’t come anymore, do you hear? Did you get rid of her? I have no idea! One never
knows with the girls! Did you promise anything to her? To marry her! Garik, you’re the one who always
promises to marry when you’re drunk! Queen Margo! – Hi!
– Hello. Did you forget about something? Hey, young people! The last
exam and it’ll be over, isn’t it? I’ve been keeping it for 22 years,
since Margosha’s day of birth! Dad! I’m not Margosha, I asked you! – Your daughter’s name is Rita!
– Yes, yes. What are you doing? You shouldn’t! To hell with the doctors! I have two
almost full-fledged doctors at home! Well, physicians? Shall
we toast the future? It depends whose future you mean! Right. This is it. Let’s toast out meeting. Just a bit. It was great! Thanks! Why did you do it in everybody’s presence? I beg your pardon but it was silly. To propose in such a way… I expected you to come here,
to do it as it should be done. It doesn’t matter, though… What do you mean? Calm down, calm down… Did you forget? – What’s wrong with him today?
– What? I don’t know. He has always been
such a polite and intelligent boy. He was shy of you and dad. Why should he be shy, I wonder?
Dad and I are no monsters! No. We’re just people with a
pull. I have my fat share too! Rita! You know that I don’t like it! Stop it! I’m sick and tired of it!
We’re playing nobles here but we’re… I’m sick of it! If you’re sick of it, you may leave it all
and go live with him and his mother in his one-bedroom apartment! I will live there if I need to! – You will, won’t you?
– I will! – Go and live there!
– I will live there! Live there! Live for 120 rubles per month! Buy food for the entire family,
bring it in your teeth, cook for everybody and then do the laundry till late at night! I will do the laundry! Then you’ll be like everybody else!
Do the washing! How are you talking to your
mother? Pass me the spoon! My spies told me that you kneeled
before Margarita some time ago. Yes, I did. Good. You should have
done it long ago. Good for you! “Riga, Riga”! Moscow is waiting for you!
The best state clinic! You and dad have been
playing nobles all your life but everybody is mocking at you! You’re a fool! You’re a fool, honey! Do you get
it? Do you think your dad believes in that nonsense?
Your dad used to play a rebel. But he knew well that my father was
a Secretary of the City Party Committee and that he’d get everything —
career and the rest! Do you get it? Your Oleg is the same! He is just
pretending to be somebody else! – He knows how to count, though!
– You’re a fool! You’ll have everything! Daughter? – Markov, stop smoking and let’s go!
– My congratulations! Wait with the congratulations. Your
spies got it wrong. I beg your pardon. Margo! – Don’t worry.
– Stop it! – Don’t worry, they won’t come in!
– Stop it! Margo! Why are you like this? We
all love and spoil you. And you’re so… Stop it! I beg you! I’m tired! I have to prepare for the exams! You’re tired, aren’t you? Look, Markov… are you dating
me because of money? This is it! I’m leaving! Without promises,
life is sadder… sadder… One may go crazy! Tell me, did you really fell for Markov? I just want to learn to play the guitar! You’re playing with a wrong
man, friend! He is a philanderer! You’ll suffer for your entire life! One minute! Don’t be afraid of words… Look, Martha! – Martha!
– What? Be a good girl and have a walk
for an hour, will you? I beg you! – An hour?
– Yes! Is it a guy from the mathematical faculty? Yes, Vadyan! Come in! – Hello.
– Hello. Bye! – Hi.
– Hi. Without promises, life is sadder… sadder… Don’t be afraid of the words… – This is a serenade for you, Markov!
– Shut up! Hey, what is your name? You shall play
E-major, A-minor, C-major and G-major there! Silence was his answer! Let’s go to study.
The consultation is tomorrow. …and we replace a narrowed part of
the aorta with a vascular prosthesis. You’re phenomenally lazy, Markov!
Laziness leads to negligence! Negligence leads to wrong
diagnoses! And they take lives! I don’t understand it! I don’t
know how to understand it! What is going on? You’re
ruining your talent! Give me a permission to
pass the exam! I’ll pass it! I’ll put you a bad mark, Markov!
Regardless of any pressure! Please bring the books
to my office. Thanks! Learning is light… You’re ignoring me, aren’t you? What did happen then? I don’t remember anything! I was drunk! – Forgive me if something happened!
– Nothing happened. What do you all want of me? Do I owe you money? I have an exam tomorrow. You’ll pass your exam.
You’ll finish your studies and go to work. What will
happen next? I know all about it! You’ll get married, have children,
visit your parents every Saturday and his parents every Sunday!!
This is how your life will pass! It’s so boring! I want to invent a vaccine
and go to Africa, to treat children! Do you despise me? No. I love you. I’ll go. Martha, come tomorrow! I will! Listen to him! To him! Listen to the rhythm! Listen to it! Hello, Stalina
Vyacheslavovna! We’re studying! Here you go! Good-bye! Good-bye. Ivashova! Ivashova? –Thanks!
– Congratulations! Thank you! Hello. Hello. Take an examination card, Markov. Number 13! – Freedom!
– We passed everything! – We’re leaving!
– Don’t do it! Hello? It’s for you! Hello? Hello? Yes. Everything is great! Yes. Let me call you back later. – I haven’t finished.
– I’m not in a hurry. OK. Guys, play something for the lady! One, two, three, four! Play on your own now!
Kostik, rehearse at home! Lenin, party, Komsomol! Who is she? Am I late? Come in. Well… shall we play a polka? Hello. Are you crazy? Shall I wait
for this scarecrow to strum? Repeat your chords, will you? Come on! Is that her? You’re such a bastard, Markov! Yes, one can’t argue with that! I’m sorry. I’ll come later. – Did you see Martha?
– No! – Where are you going?
– I need to go! What about celebrating
our diplomas? Girls! The teacher put me a bad mark!
A three! How did your exam go? I can’t believe that I passed
it, to tell you the truth. I prepared well,
though. It was very hard… – Is Martha on your year?
– Yes. – Did you see her?
– She was at the institute. – Brilliant!
– And? Girls! Come to us! Without promises, life is sadder
than a rainy night without any light. Don’t spare the promises,
don’t be afraid to lie to me. There are so many
troubles and everyday ado. Don’t be afraid to say beautiful
meaningless words that live for no longer than the flowers. People’s
hearts look forward to them. The world is so empty without
them. There is truth in them for the short time
while they’re blooming. There is truth in them for the
short time while they’re blooming. – I can’t do it.
– Why? You have a girlfriend. You’re my girlfriend. – Hi.
– Hi. How are you? – Oh, potatoes!
– Help yourself. – May I?
– Sure. Take some salad… Is it tasty? – It’ll be even tastier now.
– Isn’t it salty enough? Garik, you’re a specialist!
Do you get it? You… you… He is a specialist, They all are…
Go away… This is all… Go aside… – Who is it?
– They are all… and he… You’re staying… Guy, what’s wrong with you? – Toast!
– Cheers! Cheers! Cheers! Cheers! All right. Let’s drink
for specialists with diplomas! Hurray! Martha! Martha! Open! Martha! – Open the door!
– Go away! Martha is already sleeping. She is sleeping, isn’t she? I’ll
guard her sleep, then. OK. Who are you? Sveta. Thank you, Sveta. Damn it! Come in. Be quiet! What are you doing here? You’re so nice! You’re handsome! – Nastya! What are you doing here?
– Be quiet! – Is that Markov?
– Martha? – Go to sleep!
– You had a great time! Martha! Come on, stand up! Come on! You
drank too much! A bit too much! Markov! Oh, God! Stand still! Sveta! – Hi!
– Who is that? Vadya? What are you doing here? Where is Martha? We shall stay faithful to each
other and keep our love to the grave. We shall part in time if we can’t stay
faithful. It should have never happened. However, only God knows our fate.
It won’t happen, but we’re all humans. Remember one thing.
I won’t be betrayed by you. You won’t lie to me like to an enemy. We’ll part like we should. I’ll help you. 15 Years Later… Are you Markov Oleg Petrovitch? Hello? Hi. Listen… I’m stuck here.
God knows! It’s a thunderstorm. If you want, you may
check it at the airport. Here you go! Your room is 66. Thanks. Will you call me at once? – Sure! As soon as flights resume.
– Very good! Call me if you get bored.
I’m all alone here tonight! Have rest! Good night! – Thanks. Do you have some cognac?
– I do. – Is it Armenian?
– It’s good. – 50 g, please.
– One moment. – Anything else?
– A lemon, please. Lady! Give me some money.
My other is dying. She is all blue. She coughs with blood. She is very sick! Thanks! Gentleman! Give me some money! My
mum is dying, I’m flying to her! – Let’s go and buy you a ticket!
– Give me a cigarette, at least! Please bring two glasses
of 50 g to that table. One moment. – May I have a bill?
– Sure. – It’s funny, isn’t it?
– What is so funny? We’re stuck! We’re stuck in an
unfamiliar city. We shall unite! – It happened before…
– What did happen to you? – It’s a dija vu! We’ve met before.
– I doubt it. Viktor! Margarita! End of Episode One