Prior
Criminal drama
Annotation

Unknown killed Father (Prior) Mikhail, a rector of the church of a small country town. The criminals disguise the murder as a car accident.

Father Andrey comes to the town as a new rector. He wants to restore order in the town and to minimize crime. His only weapon - the word of God. All the affairs of the city runs by Agafonov, a very rich businessman, who made his fortune in the drug trade. Agafonov and his fighters make the whole town to afraid. Agafonov wants to use the church`s warehouse to store the heroin. Agafonov offers Father Andrey a lot of money, but he refuses. And then starts blackmailing of Andrey by Agafonov, if Andrey does not pass the warehouse rent, then Agafonov will kill parishioners. The proof that he was not joking, Agafonov takes hostage Ekaterina and her son Grishka. It turns out that Agafonov and his men killed Father Mikhail, because he knew that they are going to store in the church warehouse. Agafonov`s people learn about the criminal past of Father Andrey. Once he was a famous St. Petersburg criminal authority. But then his wife, a drug dealer hoisted her on heroin, died of an overdose. It was then that Andrey met Father Michael, and it was he who brought him to Church, baptized and showed the way to God.

Andrey realizes that now he had no choice. Alone, he begins to fight with people of Agafonov.

 

 

NTV commissioned production.

Creators
Producers:
Inessa Yurchenko, Sergey Shcheglov
Director:
Armen Nazikyan
Photography director(s):
Dmitriy Plyusnin
scriptwritter(s):
Andrey Tumarkin
Cast:
Egor Pazenko, Anna Tabanina, Vadim Romanov, Alexander Aravushkin and others