Nurbek EGEN
Нурбек ЭГЕН
Nourbek EGEN
Russia, 2021, 52mn 
fiction, TV serial
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Самка богомола


 La Mante religieuse

 Samka bogomola

Directed by : Nurbek EGEN (Нурбек ЭГЕН)
Writing credits : Anna KOZLOVA (Анна КОЗЛОВА)
Irina ROZANOVA (Ирина РОЗАНОВА) ...Zhanna Dronova
Pavel CHINAREV (Павел ЧИНАРЁВ) ...Denis
Yekaterina KUZNETSOVA (Екатерина КУЗНЕЦОВА)
Aleksandr MARIN (Александр МАРИН)
Cinematography : Yakov BASHTA (Яков БАШТА)
Produced by : Eduard ILOYAN (Эдуард ИЛОЯН), Denis ZHALINSKY (Денис ЖАЛИНСКИЙ)
Production : START, PROFIT

Plot synopsis
The serial killer Zhanna Dronova, nicknamed “Female Mantis”, is serving a sentence in a high security prison after admitting eight especially cruel murders. Zhanna killed only men — pedophiles, rapists, domestic abusers, and unfaithful husbands. When she finds out that she has a copycat, the woman offers the police her help, under two conditions. First: she will leave the colony for the period of the investigation. Second: her son Denis will be involved, who has not communicated with his mother for the past 20 years.

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2021