Finding the right actor to perform Sergey’s part was quite challenge, but everything clicked into place when we met Ilya everything. Moscow theatre-goers know Ilya for his works in the legendary
Sovermennik Theatre. Ilya’s debut in film happened in 1999 when he appeared in Stanislav Govorukhin’s feature film ‘The Rifleman of the Voroshilov Regiment’. Ilya is a very charming and warm person, and a caring father of a big family. Maybe this helped him make us feel for his character who – to be honest – is not a very agreeable fellow.