Star Media EKATERINA VILKOVA KIRILL SAFONOV ALEXANDER GORBATOV, ANASTASIA MIKULCHINA SERGEY PUSKEPALIS, GALINA POLSKIKH IGOR KHRIPUNOV, YEVGENIA MALAKHOVA THE COLD SHORES Created by Alan Khurumov, Maria Vaksman Director of Photography – Sergey S. Komarov Music by Vladimir Mayevskiy
and Mikhail Khimakov Art Director – Grigor Ter-Mesropyan Casting by Ekaterina Struchkova Costumes by Ksenia Mavrina
and Zhanna Lanina Make-Up by Yulia Shishkina Montage by Dmitriy Regan Line Producer – Valentin Lushkevitch Post-Production Producer
Tatyana Lukyanova Executive Producer – Denis Konstantinov Produced by Andrey Anokhin,
Vlad Ryashin, and Alexander Kushayev Directed by Sergey Komarov Help! Police? I think my neighbor has just been stabbed
to death by her husband. Yes? Is she alive? I am on my way. How are you? You tell me how I am. You were stabbed into the side
with a knife. You lost much blood, but you will live. Do you remember the attacker?
Can you describe him? Any marks? Alina? Alina, Alina? OK, let’s try the other way. Your neighbor identified your husband
at the crime scene. His fingerprints are on the knife. It wasn’t him. Why are you so sure? I’ve known him for long. I understand that you can’t be objective
in this situation, but still… Roma, go please. I feel unwell. Why don’t you want to see the evident? Roma? Why don’t you want to see the evident? Go away! And don’t tell anything to dad. Roma, Roma… as always. Roman Alexeyevitch? Police Officer Zverev. -Yes.
-I am working on this case. The nurse said
that you’re Novinskaya’s boss. Do you know her husband? A bit. Do you think he could have done it? I have no idea.
They separated and aren’t living together. Why did they separate? Let’s go get some coffee. I came not alone this time. My colleague will be present.
He wants to talk to you. -How is she?
-Fine. Did she come to her senses? Yes. Did you notice anybody
when you came to the house? The neighbors? No. I only saw that the door was open. What were you waiting for? Why didn’t you call the ambulance at once? I couldn’t, my phone got discharged.
I didn’t think of taking her phone. When this idea came to my mind,
police had already burst in. Maybe you just wanted
to watch her bleed to death. Maybe you just wanted to see a person die.
Well? Time to revenge, right? You’re still in love with her. You have been waiting all this time. And all this time, she was happy with me. What? He didn’t tell you about it, did he? I’ll do everything
to make you rot in prison. I didn’t do it. How are you feeling? -Is she being bandaged?
-No. Hello. I was going to you. I’m leaving. Please write
what medicines I need to take. Are you out of your mind?
Where are you going? I want to sign a refusal to stay in. Please bring me a pen
and a piece of paper. I can’t let you go in such a state! Don’t worry. I feel fine. What will happen with you in two hours? Just tell me what to write. And give me the prescription. -I’ll leave anyway.
-Help her. How are you? You know that I couldn’t do that. I saw you. Did you see me trying to kill you? No. But the first thing I saw was you
with a knife in your hand. Your fingerprints are on it. Why did I stay there, then? Why didn’t I run away? These are the questions I’m asking myself. You shall tell me something else. Convince me. What happened there? I came to you. What for? To apologize again. Go on. The door to the house was open. I came in and saw you. The knife was by your side. I bent over to you and… I saw somebody running to the dining room
and back door with the corner of my eye. -Did you see him?
-No, I… I didn’t have time to think. I snatched the knife and ran after him. I ran up to the gates
but there was nobody there. When I went back, I met the neighbor.
She went out to walk her dog. Did she have time to see that person? I don’t know. But I doubt it. She has just come out. And saw me with a knife in my hand. I didn’t have time to think. I panicked. Help! Do you believe me? No, no, no, no. No! You shall believe me. I understand that it’s silly to say so
but I’d never… I’d never hurt you… You have to believe me. I believe you. Good. But I’m the only one for now. I’m sorry. For everything. Somebody ran to the back door, I panicked; my phone got discharged… I thought that office was bigger. We don’t waste money. -Does this place belong to you?
-We rent it. Did Mark used to sit here? Together with everybody? Yes. But why “used to”?
He still sits here. You’re right. He is sitting. Just in a different place, and I’m afraid he will have
to sit there for long. Maria says
that she is one of the founders. Yes. The company was registered
before her disappearance. -Yes.
-It means she is a co-founder. Bingo! Tell us about the company’s property
and assets. We’re planning to open
the first production line. Wait. Why the first?
What were you selling before? We weren’t selling anything. We were helping the producers
sell their goods. Hello. We want to see the papers. It’s impossible. Why is that? Because as far as I know,
it’s Alina Novinskaya and not you who are Mark’s wife. But I’m the co-owner. Yes, if you’re Maria Vorontsova. -Have you restored your passport?
-She will in the nearest future. You’ll see all the papers when it happens. -What did you say?
-Please leave the office. -Wait?
-Young man, be careful with employers. -I’ll fire you. Did you get it?
-The conversation is over. If you forgot where the exit is, I’ll call the guards,
and they will show you the way. When this company becomes mine,
you’ll be the first whom I’ll fire. When this company becomes yours,
it’ll die at once. Why is that? Because you will want
to sell it as fast as possible. It’s none of your business
what I shall do with my money! Bye! OK, OK. It’s my business. Yes, Oleg, hi. I came to visit you.
Will you book a pass for me? I’ll make a call now. OK. -How are you?
-Patched and sewn. -Did you see Mark?
-Yes. I can’t believe it. It’s simply impossible. He loves you. This is true.
When Masha surfaced, he came to me. He was going mad. He only loves you! Oleg… OK, I am sorry. What does Roma say? Roma is sure that it was Mark
who attacked me. I think he believes
that Mark is the strangler. An idiot! He is jealous. In this case,
he can’t work on the strangler’s case. Can I? You can’t not work on it.
He killed your best friend. Oleg, this is my second case,
and I’m failing at it again. Why is that? Because I failed to find Vorontsova. However,
you found the witness and saved Mark. He would still be in prison but for you. I didn’t find the witness.
The witness came on his own. I thought it was you who had found him. No. At that point I was sure that Mark
was involved in Masha’s disappearance. I came to my father so happy,
and the witness was sitting there. I saw it. I remember.
The girl got onto the car. The man stayed. -You suspected Mark.
-Yes. For a day. I found info about Masha’s parents
and the fact that they were rich. It was a motive. I told Mark about it, he got scared. Of course, he did. He realized that it was a pretext
for serious suspicions. I felt like Sherlock Holmes for a day. I thought that I found the relevant info. But the next morning, a witness arrived. I saw that the girl went out
and banged the door. The man stayed behind. -Alina?
-Yes? What was next? Next? Sherlock was done. Why did you all remember about this case,
I wonder? Sign here. -Who is “all”?
-Yes. Dementyev took it recently. -Why?
-How do I know? Yes, thank you. -Hi.
-Hi. Look, I wanted to ask you. Do you have relations
with Roman Alexeyevitch? No. There is nothing between us.
We just have known each other for ages. I see. Sorry for interfering. It’s all right. Don’t worry. EXPLANATORY NOTE DYACHENKO VIKTOR IVANOVITCH Hello. I’m Alina Novinskaya, investigator. I need to talk
to Dyachenko Viktor Ivanovitch. What do you need him for? A couple of years ago,
he was a witness in the case. The circumstances changed in it.
Is he home? My husband is in detention now. -What happened?
-A fight. Three people filed a statement against him
that he had allegedly attacked them. And beat them up. Alone against three! They came and asked for money, but he refused to pay. So, they filed a statement against him. I’m Alina Novinskaya. We met once regarding
the case of Mark Vorontsov. Who? His wife disappeared,
and you saw her getting into some car. Right. Now I remember. Excuse me. So much time has passed. Did you remember the model of the car? Oh, no.
I didn’t remember it even back then. I will definitely won’t remember it now. We wanted to accuse Vorontsov
but the following day, you came. With your testimony. It happens.
Why did you remember about it now? -Did you hear about the strangler?
-Yeah. We have reasons to believe
that this is Vorontsov. Oh, wow! That guy? These are just suspicions. But under these circumstances,
your testimony takes a completely new meaning. No, I understand, but… everything was as I told you back then. I can see a shadow of doubt. No, I… Don’t worry.
I may not record what you’ll tell me. I didn’t doubt. This is it. The conversation is over. I don’t remember anything. Did you beat up three people?
Tell me how it happened. What does it have to do with it? No, OK. We were drinking. It all started… I don’t remember how. The first said something,
the second one followed. I didn’t keep silence. So, you did beat them up, didn’t you? Of course, I didn’t.
I was the first to attack them, but then I was beaten up myself. They stole everything from my pockets and… they took away my phone, bastards. Was it expensive? It was. I took a mortgage, like a fool. Let’s do it this way. I’ll help you, and you’ll tell me the truth. Without a protocol, but only truth. A stranger couldn’t enter
the territory of the village. They have a system of passes, both
for cars and for people who come on foot. They do have passes, but we entered
the territory without any passes. The first option is a hole on the fence. Irina will tell you
about the second option. I told the guard that I needed to come
very much. And smiled. A couple of minutes of innocent courting. So, in theory,
not only respected Mark Vorontsov, but anybody else
could have gotten into the house. The fingerprints are not a proof anymore,
are they? Something is wrong about it. Why would he sit over her for so long? Hi, everybody! -How are you?
-Fine. Alina Borisovna, taking your state
into account, you’re moving too fast. Guys,
I need the details of one petty case. Three pickpockets quarreled
with the fourth one. They are extorting money from him now. I have the number of the phone
that they had stolen from him. May you pinpoint its location? If you have some other info,
it would be great. You know many police officers in the town,
don’t you? Is it connected to the strangler’s case? I don’t know at the moment. Hello. What do you have? I’m afraid nothing but problems for you. I’m interested in one stolen phone
that had been brought to you. Why do you think
that it had been brought to us? Because you checked its state
and changed the SIM-card for your own. It was not thoughtful. People bring us a lot of staff.
This is our job. Yes, but this phone… one of this trio brought it. Do you recognize them? Wait.
Do you watch criminal series on the TV? Well… Then you know this game. An investigator offers a suspect
to tell the truth and confess in exchange for milder conditions
of prosecution. It’s the same in life. You’re the first I came to.
After you, I’m going to that trio. So, you still have a chance to win. Have you remembered? Let me show you once again. -Oh!
-Fine! Hello, auntie.
Do you want to join us? Want a drink? Are you cold? Why are you drinking on a playground,
fools? Don’t be rude. Where did you take the money? -Are you crazy?
-Who are you? An investigator. We’ll talk
about a fight with Viktor Dyachenko. Another investigator
is working on this case. I know. Shall I show you the ID? Yes, do it! I see. He was the first who started it. There were three of you, though. You took away his phone
and filed a statement to the police. You brought the phone to the pawnshop. I have the testimony
of the pawnshop owner. -That pawnshop owner…
-Wait, wait. Go on… please. If you withdraw the statement, the story
with the phone will remain between us. -What’s the…
-Wait, Gena! Shut up! They may accuse us of…
giving false evidence. Yes. And theft too! Say that you were drunk
and don’t really remember everything well. You don’t want to take a sin on your soul
and get a person imprisoned. Let’s go and write a statement. -Now?
-Where to? To my car. Clean the bottles after you! Come on. Here is a statement
of withdrawal of accusations. Tell me the truth,
and I’ll give it to the investigator. Don’t worry, everything that you say
will remain between us. I promise. OK. Your Mark… he came to our village in his car. Wide-eyed… He gave me the money so that I would come
to you the following days. Well… I didn’t see anything. Wait. Is he really a maniac? He looked so respectably. Are you all right? -I need to tell you everything.
-Complain. I have remembered everything. It happened in the shower this morning. As if something hit me!
I remembered everything! What did you remember? Mark. He wanted to kill me. I don’t remember exactly
what had happened. But I remember running way. He was shouting
that he would strangle him. He was as if possessed by devil! He was beyond himself. Enraged… -Are you sure?
-Absolutely. Giving false evidence is a crime. Don’t you believe me? If your husband is imprisoned,
you’ll get his business, won’t you? -Aren’t you ashamed?
-No. Don’t you understand? When a person remembers such things,
he or she wants them to be a nightmare! But it wasn’t a dream! I came out of the car and banged the door.
I tried to stop a car! To come back home! He was running after me;
he was shouting terrible things! The last thing I remember – I fell. Calm down. I had a normal life. A child. I had everything. Because of that bastard, I spent four years God knows where
and with whom. I want him to answer for that. Come in. Where was no witness. -What are you talking about?
-Four years ago. You found Viktor,
paid him and told him what to say. This is true. Why did you lie to me? You were investigating my case. You believed that I was guilty
in Masha’s disappearance. You told me about it yourself,
do you remember? I just didn’t want to get in prison
for something I didn’t do. I got scared. Shall I believe you now? Masha is alive, isn’t she? It means I didn’t kill her.
But please understand. I found her herself.
I brought her here on my own. Do you think that if was afraid
that she could remember anything, I would… Stop it. You know I didn’t do it, Alina. Sit! I don’t know now. Do you think that Mark is a maniac? After Vorontsova remembered
that Mark tried to kill her… We can’t trust her recollections. She has a private interest –
her husband’s business. Let’s imagine so. When Yana was killed…
did you and Mark live together? We did. Where was he in the evening of the 19th?
Can you remember? He was home. It’s my birthday. Did he go out anywhere for some time? To the shop? To the toilet?
Somewhere else? No, he didn’t go anywhere, he was with us. I’ll see the guys off
and get some fresh air. Of course. -Get some fresh air.
-Of course. -Bye.
-Thank you. Bye. I’ll get some fresh air. He went out. For how long? He was seeing Nastya and Oleg off. Has he been out for long? For about an hour.
He said that he wanted to have a walk. Oleg said that he called him
when Nastya ran away from home. Mark states that he went to look for her. He didn’t find her and went to the office
where he spent a night alone. His employees only came in the morning. -What an interesting story!
-He did it! Vorontsov doesn’t have an alibi
for the last two episodes. We shall study old cases again. Why did he try to kill Alina, then? Who knows? He tried to kill his first wife,
then the second one… -He knew Nastya too.
-This is nonsense. I’m sorry, Alina,
but theoretically we may assume that he had some relations
with all the victims. And when the relations were over,
a killer was waking up in Vorontsov. Making him kill those women. Stop it.
I’ve lived with that man for five years! Chikatilo’s wife lived
with him for much longer. Enough of talks! Find out whether Vorontsov has an alibi
for the rest of the episodes. Study all his life thoroughly.
You may be free. Alina, stay for a bit. If we start working on Mark,
you won’t be able to work on this case. Do you want me to transfer you
from the group working on the strangler? -No.
-Are you sure? Yes. As you wish. I’ll be asking Roman about your mood. If it seems to me
that I shall transfer you, I’ll do it. He was lying me for four years. How could I not understand and not feel? You’re not a lie detector. You’re a live person. You… Do you know what? Move to me. What will you do in an empty house? I will go. Oh, no!
You’ve just come and want to leave! Stay! I’m sorry but I want to stay on my own. Hello? Alina, hello. Hello. How are you?
Have the stitches been removed? Yes, I’m fine. How is Anton? Anton is well, he is sleeping. Alina, tell me… you don’t believe
that he had done it, do you? I don’t know. Alina, please don’t turn away from him.
I beg you. I know that everything is against him. You know him, and I know him. We’re the only people who know him,
you and me. Please don’t turn away from him. Hello. Alina? -Glad to see you.
-Hi. -How are you?
-Fine. Please remember whether Mark
had been behaving weirdly recently. I mean not recently but in general… From time to time,
he used to ask the director to cash money from the budget. Usually about 100,000. And one time – 500,000. Why? I don’t know. He didn’t report but he always
brought the money back. If you want,
we may ask the financial director. Let’s do it. Pasha. I remember –
he argued with an old lady once. At the parking lot. He didn’t want us to see that.
Pasha, sit down. Did Mark tell you
what he was withdrawing the money for? No. I never asked. Was anything else weird? Once per month, we were transferring a large amount of money
to the Iromed clinic. -Where? Iromed? Why?
-Yes. I don’t know. I have no idea. Good afternoon.
I need to ask you a couple of questions. I’ll call the director. No need to call anybody. Just answer. OK. Have you heard the name
of the company “Vsi Svoyi”? If I’m not mistaken, they are paying
the bills for the treatment. -Whose treatment?
-Let me check in the database. The bills are invoiced to Tamara Rusakova. Do you have the address? Of course. But I don’t have a right
to give you such info. Just put it down. -Hello.
-Hello. -Are you a new nurse?
-No, I’m an investigator. From the police. I can’t… Why did you get scared? You’re not Russian? No registration? Yes, my family is at home and I… Don’t worry.
I’m not from the Department of Migration. What is your name? Feruza. Feruza. I’m looking for Tamara Rusakova. -Is she at home?
-She hasn’t been at home for three days. Are you alone here? I am working, looking after her daughter. Let me see her. -Hello.
-She can’t hear you. She has been lying like this
for many years. -What happened?
-She jumped out of the window. She survived but damaged herself damaged.
Since then… -Tamara is…
-Her mother. -She hasn’t come for three days, right?
-Yes. The medicines are finishing. And you were scared to call the police. OK, don’t worry. Have you seen this man? Yes, he came a couple of times.
On a good car. Tamara went out to meet him outside. I see. I want to find a man. Alina, I will do anything you want! A woman disappeared two to three days ago.
Tamara Rusakova. I’ll send you a photo.
She is with the girl, but we’re looking for a woman. -I am starting to make calls.
-Morgues, hospitals – as usual. She is not in the morgues.
I’m checking the hospitals. Yes? She is not with you? Sorry. Thanks. Yes, I’m listening. This is the district police officer
of Illinsk district – Seleznyov. -Good afternoon.
-Novinskaya Alina Borisovna? Yes, Novinskaya. Yesterday, we detained thieves. Among the loot, there was a phone,
and your number was in the contacts. I don’t get it. You’re registered as the “Daughter”. It must be my father’s phone.
It has recently been stolen. Will you take the phone back? No. It was old.
I’ve already bought a new one. -Thanks a lot.
-You’re welcome. -Good-bye.
-Good-bye. I found your Tamara. Hello. How are you feeling? My head hurts, but otherwise fine. Are you a new doctor? No, my name is Alina Novinskaya,
I’m an investigator. Your people have already interrogated me. Why was Mark Vorontsov paying your bills? What? What are you saying? I was at the clinic.
Why was Mark Vorontsov paying your bills? Because he killed my daughter. He is repenting for his sins. I was in your apartment.
I saw your daughter. She is alive. You saw my daughter, didn’t you?
How can you call her “alive”? She has been lying for ten years.
Like in a mausoleum. He threw her out of the window.
He is paying for his sins now. So, you have been covering
for a grave crime for ten years? It makes you an accomplice. No, I… -Will you go on insisting that Mark did it?
-I am not stating. She jumped out herself,
but it was Mark who drove her to that. -How?
-He left her. He left her
and started dating another woman. And my girl decided to commit a suicide. However, she survived. He is paying for his sins now. Did he offer you the money himself? -He did.
-Were you blackmailing him? He is a killer.
He deprived me of my daughter. He stopped dating your daughter.
It happens. He drove her to a suicide. I know.
It is considered a crime! There was nothing criminal in his actions. Shut up! I am sorry. I am. He is a murderer. Did you see my daughter? How may you call her alive? How? I feel sorry for your daughter. She is a crazy bitch!
She just wants to get my company! Maria Vorontsova states otherwise. My wife was a totally different woman! I don’t know what has happened
but Nadya isn’t Masha! If she is lying
and you didn’t want to kill her, then why did you pay the witness? Not to sit in the interrogation room
in front of you! I didn’t want to sit in prison
for something I didn’t do! I didn’t try to kill Masha. What about Alina? Where is she? I want her to interrogate me. Yes? Hello. This is Igor from the old house. The owner of the dog. You left me the phone number
and told me to call in case of need. Yes. Did something happen? Yes, it did.
I was walking my dog by our lake. And it found…
somebody must have been digging there, and dog ran closer and…
I think there is a body there. I pulled the dog away. Is it a grave? No, it was dug out.
Long ago or no… What do I do? Try to prevent anybody
from touching anything there. I’m on my way. Off! Off!