The Ghost

Synopsis: In Moscow, Anton is out of ideas for his "Ghost" novels about a hit man, based on old news accounts. At a book signing, a man buys Anton's latest; then, on a street below, Anton sees the man murder a witness in an upcoming trial. Days later, the killer chats up Anton at a café, offering ideas for plots. Anton accepts and his writing improves. Meanwhile, he has a troubled relationship with Mika: she's forgiving, but his drinking and late-night writing sessions drive her away. Plus, he spends precious little time with his son, who's in an institution. Slowly, the hit man raises the ante with Anton: how far will a writer go to understand his fictional character?
Genre: Thriller
104 min

Okay, get myself together...

He pulled out a gun.

The Ghost disappeared into the alley...

Illuminated only by...

Only, only, only...

What was illuminating him?

For God's sake...


Illuminated only by the street light...

... the dim light of street lanterns.








in the film of








Get out of here.

Sasha, have your people gone mad?

See what they've done?

It was all white, and now it's all red.

"Suddenly the Ghost understood

that he has been unmasked."

- Are you drinking again?

- I don't drink, I consume for creative process.

To no avail.

It's crap.

Have you gone mad?


Wait! Have you read it yourself?

- This?

- Yes.

I must've read this 5 times already.

- Good morning.

- Sasha, yes? - Yes.

Nice to meet you.

Yes, yes... I'm listening.

Please enter.

Jenya, please make us some coffee.

Maybe you should try writing

using both hands? Give it a try.

[Advertisement poster reads:

September 22nd presentation of new book

"Revenge of the Ghost."]

Dear customers.

On the top floor of our store you can get an autograph from the writer Anton Prachenko.

- Hello.

- Hello.

- What is your name?

- Ira.

Glorious name.

- Thank you.

- Thank you.

- Hello.

- Hello.

- I read your book.

- How was it?

Total crap.

I regret wasting 100 rubles on it.

Earlier your writing was much better.

- What is your name?

- Egor.

You should read comics, Egor.

Maybe someone will like it.

Excuse me, but I'm not Sorokin...

Thank God...

That's alright.


- What is your name?

- Anton.

Have you yourself ever killed?

- I do not understand.

- I ask have you yourself ever killed?

I am a writer.

I write books.

I wish you the same.

Dear customers.

On the top floor of our store you can get an autograph from the writer Anton Prachenko.

What's wrong?

Has something happened?


- They are all killers?

- Professional ones.

This one at the bookstore

also a professional?

From the top ranks.

- Fulfilled the client's special request.

- What?

A bullet in the mouth.

- So he wouldn't talk...

- Look.

What were we talking about?

About nothing.

You haven't met him before?

Don't think so.


Try to put together a composite sketch.

Today in the center of Moscow an audacious double murder took place.

In front of dozens of passersby Anatoly Shmelyov and his bodyguards were shot dead.

Shmelyov was supposed to be the main witness in the Filipp Yagorsky trial,

but the prosecution has not yet established a connection between those two facts.

"Revenge of the Ghost"

"Anton! Good luck!


I think the eyes are wrong.

Not those.

I don't know...

Can we do different eyebrows?

So, how's it going?

Able to do it?

I can not remember.

He had this face...

Also he was in a baseball cap,

and it was dark.

I can't remember.

I see.

Leave a business card.

If you remember anything, please call.

At any time.

After the initial shock passes,

some details surface.

Please wait.

I wanted to ask...

Maybe it's silly...

But I would like to write about it.

If it's possible

to consult about it later.

You have a strange muse.

Stop creating a myth

around the Ghost murderer.

- Hi!

- Hi.

Come here.

What's the occasion?

A celebration...

- Romantic dinner.

- Dinner?

Wash your hands, take off your coat.

- But today is Tuesday.

- So what?

We can not see each other

only according to your schedule, right?

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