Based on the eponymous best-selling novel by Sergey Minaev.
Jet-set night clubs, upscale offices, sport cars, VIP parties, drugs, alcohol, gorgeous women, Forbes-list celebrities, queues to bars… This is Moscow in the early 2000s. And this is Max, the protagonist, a 30-year-old senior manager. Successful, smart, and wealthy. A top competitor in life’s rat race, and believer of “Work Hard, Play Hard”. There is no time to stop and think, life flashes by too fast. Max’s ambition is to head the Russian branch of a major international bank, and meanwhile, to stave boredom off, he becomes the co-owner of a new nightclub, starts an affair with a model, and makes it to the top of the society column in the papers. This is the new hero of our time, the king of the hill. He is very confident. Too confident.