The film is based on the hieratic play by Ivan Vyrypaev and consists of monologues of four people who tell a moving story of the life of two elderly couples who have been friends throughout their lives.
The film takes place in the office of a family psychotherapist, where two young married couples come to one after another. They came to tell the stories of Danny, Sandra, Albert, and Margaret, who lived together for a long time and only realized the ambiguity of their life experience in old age.
However, young characters tell these stories for a reason. They came here to talk about the anxieties and feelings accumulated during their marriage through a metaphorical story about the life of two elderly couples. Only here in this office will the heroes be able to truly hear each other and overcome the ongoing relationship crisis, bringing themselves to a sincere talk, which they have been missing so much lately.Interesting Facts:
- in December 2021, director Nikolai Gostiukhin made a performance based on the same play, but with a different cast, music, and a new visual solution;
- the official soundtrack is available on all music streaming services;
- the movie has its page on IMDb.