Director: Alexey Andrianov
Cast: Fyodr Bondarchuk, Danila Kozlovksiy,Vladimir Epifantsev, Viktoria Tolstoganova
Based on popular mystery writer Boris Akunin’s spy novel the setting is a beautiful utopian Moscow in autumn 1941. In the lead up to the outbreak of WWII a deadly battle looms between two opposing secret services. The young Lieutenant Dorin is brought into the intelligence service by virtue of his boxing skills and perfect German. Under the tutelage of Major Oktyabrsky he is entrusted into an operation to capture the extremely dangerous Fascist spy known as Wasser. Hitler’s secret plan is to misinform Stalin of Germany’s plan to attack the Soviet Union. But the Soviet counterintelligence is successful in thwarting his evil intent. That is until it becomes clear that there is a mole in the organisation. This is a historical film but in a steam-punk futuristic setting and a storyline in the great tradition of the spy thriller that is full of twists, comedy and suspense.