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A Star Media Production Maria Poroshina Olga Arntgoltz Konstantin Milovanov Viktor Horinyak Pavel Delong Anna Arefyeva Roman Kurtsyn, Olga Makeeva Yelena Dudich, Anastasiya Lukyanova Vitalina Bibliv, Nataliya Vasko Nikolay Boklan, Vitaliy Linetsky Directed by Dmitriy Petrun Written by Natalia Shimboretskaya In cooperation with Yelena Belenko Score by Daniil Yudelevich Director of Photography Aleksandr Krishtalovich Art Director Vadim Shinkaryov Sound Design by Yegor Irodov Edited by Valeriy Kuzmichev Executive Producers Anton Mikhaylov, Dmitriy Olenich Produced by Yekaterina Yefanova, Galina Balan-Timkina, Vlad Ryashin Officers’ Wives Episode 11 We’ll send a telegram to you parents from next stop. You’ll stay with us.
Then we’ll see. What’s wrong, Viktor? I can’t see you like this. You poor fugitive! She despises me. She’s right. I shouldn’t have done that. I hate myself! It’s always like this with feelings. They come without warning. By the way, your grandfather and I knew each other since we were kids. I didn’t give much thought to him. He was just a boy next door. Then she came back from military service, with those great big moustaches. It was ridiculous. But I fell in love with him the moment I saw him. And we stayed together ever since, as you can see. You weren’t siblings. Neither are Nadya and you. You can put your clothes on now. Sima, tell me the truth. How long do I have?
I have some unfinished business. 6 months. A year at maximum. You should tell your family. No. Don’t say a word to them. I don’t want to be a burden. Maria. This is for when it gets really bad. Nadya, I can do it myself, if this is how you feel about it. Is it my fault that you’re tired? Yartsev threw me out. Mom? I’m done. Come on, I’ll play it for you. In a second, baby. I don’t even feel like coming home lately. Is this what you wanted? Please don’t shout at me in front of the kids. And stop wallowing in self-pity. It’s not about me. You want to go to Moscow. Lena needs serious music training, and the elder kids need a good high school. Do you think I don’t know it? Nobody makes you stay in this shithole. Go.
We will. As soon as I see that you can cope without us. Nadya, Viktor, are you home? Where’s Viktor? He ran away! Of course. After your play. It’s only natural. I don’t want to even hear his name again! Ever! Traitor! Grandpa, stop beating around the bushes. I know what you want to talk about. ‒ Military school, right? ‒ Well, there are traditions. It’s not for me. Nadya and Mom always mock me, saying I can’t say boo to a goose. In the army I’d have to give around orders, yell at people, maybe even beat them. There are different ways to give orders. It’s not my thing. I’m sorry. By the way… Here, hold this. Where is it? There. Remember how we made it?
This is what I like to do. Is it that bad, building planes? ‒ I see you’ve made your decision already. ‒ Yes. Grandpa, show me your medals! ‒ They’re pretty. ‒ Yes. ‒ Do they cost much? ‒ Hands off! ‒ Do you hear me? ‒ Leave it alone. You snotnose! What are you doing? Come on! I’ll show you! There! Hold him! Run! You see? I thought you were unable to say boo to a goose. It’s because you were with me. I wouldn’t do it if I were alone. Come on, get your library together. Nikolay, this is such a childish thing to do! Testing him like this. It’s OK. At least now we know he’s a man, not a wimp. Thanks a lot, Grandpa. Viktor! I don’t want anything to do your army. And you can donate your blings to a museum.
Viktor! For service in battle? I know that soldiers despise this medal. They call it "For personal services." Grandpa, come on. Permission to leave! Backward march! – Hello. – Hi. I’ve been coming here almost every day. I know you’re tired of me. But I’ve been requesting this commission since ’53. Put your signature here. Thanks. Here, take this. Stepan Kozub is rehabilitated for absence of a crime in the act. Is that it? A man’s name was cleared… just like this? What did you expect? A drum roll and bell chimes? You should be happy that he was exonerated from blame. The charges are dropped, but that won’t bring him back. No. But it can give him back his honor.
FEBRUARY 1960. FAR EAST. MILITARY BASE This is your grandfather and your mother. And this is your mom when she grew up. She was your age then. This is her with your dad. Please forgive us for keeping this secret for so long. You can understand why. Here. This is yours. You see, darling… Your grandfather is gone, and so are your parents. I won’t stay with you for long, either. Take care of your family. Even if Viktor isn’t your biological brother, he’s the closest person to you. He loves you. I can see such things. Auntie Sima, I’m a future doctor. Don’t lie to me.
Tell me… Is it cancer? Sima? You see, I’ve been lucky. I managed to last a year. I had a reason to live. MARIA KOZUB I’ll never forgive Viktor for being away at this moment. He wouldn’t make it in time for the funeral anyway. He would if he took a plane. I won’t forgive him for leaving in the first place. Not a word in almost a year! Of course he doesn’t need us now, living in the capital. Nadya. I know you’re angry at everybody. It was her wish to keep it from you. She wouldn’t let us tell you about your real parents. – Will you take me to my mother’s grave? – Yes. Can we go to my father’s grave? I see. MAY 1960. MOSCOW
Come on… Are you blind? What were you looking at? He threw himself under my car. Why did you get behind the wheel? I wanted to move the car to the empty space, so that you didn’t have to go so far with the luggage. Natalya, again? We’ve barely arrived, and you’ve already caused an accident. Is everybody OK? I ripped my pants. That’s not a problem. We’ll mend them. The main thing is that you’re all right. Guys, what are you waiting for? Take this device and get it inside. Please be careful! ‒ I’m OK. Thanks. ‒ Here. You take the picture. Young man, you take the suitcase. Be careful! Mom Glasha, this is called a TV set, not a device. A TV set! Did you hear? So, hold it tight. Come on, let’s mend it for you. I’m good. ‒ Come on, come on! ‒ You don’t have to. Let’s go. Guys, there’s a narrow spot here. Be careful. Take the device to the office. The door is open. Put it on the floor. Give me your pants.
I’m not looking at you. It’s like Suvorov marching through the Alps! Who said to put this here?! It’s my dad. Move it to that room, now! ‒ He’s a terrible person. ‒ Go! You should run! Run! ‒ Wait. ‒ What? Let me mend your pants! ‒ Hello. ‒ Hi. You can put this back. By the way, there are papers on my new appointment. Natalya, where did you catch this falcon? – He lives in this building. – Right. Which apartment? I don’t even know his name. Speaking of which… Natalya Kubenskaya. I’m from Apartment 40. What a stupid cow I am! I should have recognized you at once! Viktor! Darling! Your darling is almost the same height as I am. – I’m sorry, Katya. – Glasha, come on. Calm down. I’m so happy to see you! Silly me, weeping like a schoolgirl.
I’m an old woman now. None of us gets younger. Our kids are grownups now, and the grandchildren, too. – Yuri! – What? – She’s doing it again. – Thanks. It’s OK. I let her drive around the village. Thanks, daddy. She treats her like a spoilt princess. Let them go on a ride. He gave her all his love after Anna’s death. I’m not complaining. I never expected him to love me. I’m happy enough to get old next to a man like him. Almost like you, an officer’s wife. Glasha says we spent a year together in Germany living next door to each other. – I don’t remember anything. – I do. I remember Germany and the trip back. Also, I remember my sister seized by… a man, and how I fought him. I was 3 then. – So, you’re a hero. – Well… – Can you drive? – I…
– Wanna swap places? – I’m good. You can’t drive, can you? I… Well… I don’t understand. Look, this is clutch pedal, right? OK. And here… Look! Yes, over here. – Viktor. – Hi. Viktor. – Hi. – Viktor! Mom, hi. Why didn’t you call in advance? We cane on impulse. We’ve just got off the train and found out you were here. – Hello. – Hi. This is Natasha, Uncle Yuri’s daughter. – Really? – Yes. – You’re a beautiful young girl now. – Yes. This is Nadya. I don’t suppose you two remember each other. You were too small. And this is Lena, my youngest. Hi. OK, great. This is Mira Sayenko from school. By the way, his parents know yours, too. They have a cottage in our village. – Mira! – Yes. – Come here. Record us, too. – Coming!
Viktor’s sister is so pretty. Would you marry her? Any day. Why don’t you ask me first? Mira, ask her! Nadya is our mysterious girl. Viktor won’t talk about her, either. What happened between you and your brother? You two act like you’re enemies. Unlike you and him. Do you see each other often? I enrolled into his school. For golden boys and girls. Great! Nice shot. Thank you. – What? – My leg! I think I cut it. Come here. – Is it bad? – It hurts like hell. Let me take a look. Nadya, this is temporary. Lionya promised to put in a word for me at the Ryazan Military School. If it works, we’ll stay there. Meanwhile, I’ll have to travel around. Lyosha, I’m sorry, but I won’t move to Ryazan. Starting from square one once again? And then moving to another place?
I’m out. Sorry. What do you mean, you’re out? You go, and I’ll stay here with the kids. They’ve got school and college. You were right. We should let them settle in one place. You stayed with me because of my heart. But you’ve had enough, right? It’s up to you, Nadya. Stay here and wait for your mom, OK? She’ll be here any minute. Good luck. – Are you Lena’s mother? – Yes. I’m finished! Why are you waiting outside? I didn’t want her to be embarrassed. She’s nervous, and so am I. I don’t know why you should be. Your daughter is a very gifted musician. Thanks. Her training is admirable, too. Who taught you? My Grandma Maria. Well, say thanks to Grandma Maria. We admit her to our school. She’ll be in my class. – Mark. – Nadya. Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you, too. JULY 1960. RYAZAN Welcome, Comrade Major. Hello, Comrade Major. That’s not how you give a salute. There. – Sorry. – Lyosha! Vera? Volnushina! – Grab a seat. – Thanks. Somebody look for Viktor Terekhov! Sorry. Hurrah! I was admitted, to. I’ve already checked. Why are you here? For the same reason you are. I sat for my entrance exams in another room. There were too many people. So, we’ll be building planes together. Hi. OK, classmate. I’ll go bring good news to Dad and Mom Glasha. – I was going to tell you… – No, I was going to tell you! I think we… No, Viktor, listen to me. Forget about that thing. You know what I’m talking about. I know we aren’t siblings, and still we are. Sister and brother.
Natalya is a nice girl. So… – Listen, I don’t… – Go ahead, brother! LONG LIVE LABOR – I wish they’d sent us to a corn field. – Why? Remember the poster? Corn is beef, fatback, and milk — all in one. I’ve got it! Do you think I’m a wimp? You look so funny in these clothes. I didn’t think you’d come. I’ll follow you anywhere. Don’t you know it? Kubenskaya! Scientific research shows that men are hunters. They aren’t interested in prey that comes to them eagerly. Scientific research also shows that people evolved from a monkey, and you, Kishchuk, is a living proof. Terekhov! Are you going to play your guitar? And sing serenades to Natalya? She’s already willing. Bug off! Danya Koshyk played cards with a local guy, the biker, and lost.
Somebody heard that the biker told him to bring Natalya to him. And? And Danya lured her outside somehow. She’s not in her room! Come to me. Come on. Don’t play hard to get. I saw you running after that guy. It’s not your first time, is it? Come here! I said come here! What are you doing, you punk? – Are you her knight in the shining armor? – What? Are you happy now? Help! Help! Pasha is a famous woman-chaser. He won’t leave any pretty girl alone. He’ll answer for it, believe me. Thanks. Here, drink this. And don’t be mad at him. Things happen. Wake up your warrior. He won’t wake up! It runs in the family. He says they all sleep like a dog.
He’s not a dog. He’s a fine young man! Viktor! Look at yourself. Wake up! The crops are waiting for you. Come on! DECEMBER 1960. MOSCOW Mom, look! Nadya? – Yes. – Nadya! What? – This is for you. – For me? In December? Special delivery! It’s like a fairytale, “12 Months.” My husband travels a lot on business. Daddy sent Mom flowers. – Happy New Year, Mark. – Happy New Year, Nadya. Dad! You’re out of tune. It’s A sharp here! I stand corrected. I wish Viktor were here with his guitar, and Nadya with her harmonica. The Terekhov family band.
I always dreamed of a family band. Let’s play it again. Nadya, why don’t you join us? Will you stop it? It’s unbearable! Have pity on the neighbors. OK. People say that the government swindled us with these matches. It was 8 kopecks a box, and after the denomination it costs 1 kopeck. Can we talk about something else? New money, old money, what things used to cost and what they cost now – that’s all you can think about. Do you want me to talk about spiritual things? I don’t have education for this. Nobody taught me to play the piano, either. Mom, Dad, stop fighting! Mom, Daddy is only here for 3 days! APRIL 1961. MOSCOW [Hurrah!] We have conquered the space! Hurrah!] Hurrah! Lena, I wrote it down for you. Work on your fingering in the Schuman piece. – Also, I gave you two new Czerny etudes. – OK.
Nadya? Come in. We’re finished. – Hello. – Hi. Lena is doing good today. – I’m sorry. – Exccuse me. It’s my fault. I’m a klutz. Stay away from me, though. I’ve caught a spring cold. You have fever! What are you doing at work? It’s worse at home. So lonely. There’s no one there even to bring me some tea. Nadya, stop it! I have a housekeeper. I told her not to come while I’m sick. You shouldn’t have come, either. It’s no trouble at all. After all these kids’ diseases I’m immune to anything. – You’re amazing. – Let me change this. I can’t believe you’re a mother of grownup children. Right. Careful. Thank you. I feel much better now.
It’s my wife. I believe you’ve been at her concert. – Yes. – Did you like it? You and her… You’re like heavenly beings for me. Unfortunately, two creative people cancel out each other. That’s why my wife left to Leningrad. The Kirov Theater had been wooing her for a while. It doesn’t matter. You’re amazing! – Come on. – It’s true. Vera, did you hear? Your major has got tenure. First, he’s not mine. Second, that’s not how you talk to your senior. Excuse me, Comrade Captain Volnushina. I’m nervous in your presence, as always. This is not funny. Good luck! You look great with the planes. Too bad you don’t fly them. I was invalided out. My engine is not what it used to be. Is it true that you’re staying with us?
I haven’t accepted yet. I’m still thinking. Can I do something to make you decide in our favor? Let’s go. Hello, Lyosha. It’s me. May I? I decided to be straightforward. We’re both military people. I came to stay. I love you very much. From the first time I saw you. I see you every night when I close my eyes. I stay up till dawn dreaming about you. I know you have family. Kids, Nadya. Her name means hope, and mine means faith. I can be anyone you want me to be. I’d do anything to be with you. Just don’t be in a hurry to throw me out. You smell so nice. Is it your perfume?
It’s my own scent. Does it excite you? I know. A wife is a wife. I can be a sentry outside your door. Just let me be with you. I’m not the man you need. I brought your mail. Thanks. Our hero is all over it. He is the real heavenly being, Nadya. Musicians can only dream about his fame. I finally made my housekeeper clean the apartment. What should we celebrate? There are so many options. The fact that we met. Or Gagarin’s space flight. You nursed me back to health. Now…
Now we finally can… What? I like you… so much. What?! Nadya, what’s wrong? Oh my God. Nadya, what’s wrong? No, I’m sorry. It’s all my fault. Thank you! You have… Thanks! I’m sorry. I really appreciate it. I don’t understand you. This is all wrong. This dinner, and champagne… and you. Your bathrobe looks so silly! I’m sorry. I won’t come again. This is so… clich? I’m sorry. I won’t come again. I don’t want it! Mom! Daddy’s here! I know. He’s the best daddy in the world. The best! And I love your band.
I want you to play for me very often and very loud. Did you get us something? Guys! [Thanks for the chocolate.] [Give it back! It’s mine!]
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