About the film
Release Date: October 25, 1979
|Writers||:||Leonid Zorin, Leonid Zorin|
Based on the play of the same name by Leonid Zorin. Gordei Kabachkov, a professional con man, decided to pursue a career in science and was very successful. Having settled in a certain Institute of Ancient Culture, he easily wraps his finger around the numerous "kind men" - members of the academic council - and defends his thesis. Using his "talents" and the kindness of the staff of the Institute of Ancient Culture, Kabachkov makes a rapid take-off on the career ladder...