Format: full-length feature film
Genre: social drama
Screenwriters: Daria Gratsevich
Director: Vadim Perelman
Starring: Yulia Hlynina, Svetlana Ustinova and Anna Adamovich
Katya, a young girl from a good family, a student of philology and enthusiast of the work of Vladislav Khodasevich, is awarded a grant to study certain archives in Paris for a period of two months. However, instead of heading to Paris she travels to the Arab Emirates, where she ends up walking the catwalk in a swimsuit. Our heroine does not understand, or does not want to understand, that she has ended up, not in some modeling agency, but in a brothel. Katya then meets Liza, who has no illusions about the reason for their journey to the Emirates. And so begins a friendship between these two entirely different girls. After their return to Moscow yet another girl, and flatmate of Liza (Galya), is drawn into their circle.
Within this trio the intellectual Katya has two distinct roles: that of ‘good witch’, and ‘researcher’, who regards her two friends as guinea pigs. Knowing that her two friends dream of ‘the good life’ Katya does all she can to fulfill their dream, but then is herself drawn into this dangerous game. In the end, her experiment ends in tragedy.