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Frenemies by Donatas Grudovich


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The text is written using a verbatim technique and is based on real people.

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Occasionally, a real psychologist comments on the events in the show.

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A scale showing the characters’ mood, personal insecurities, working efficiency and marital status appears on the screen from time to time, just like in a social network or in a computer game. !

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A new social network Second Life will be created specifically for the series and will be used as a website for the series.


greg (aka nutz)


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Marina (Greg’s girlfriend)

23 years old. In fact you could say that Greg is her girlfriend, as she is the man in the relationship. She’s not masculine; it’s just that Greg is really whipped. Greg sometimes wonders whether she is hiding a small dick somewhere in her pants. Marina always dumps Greg for Max, and then comes back, because she cannot understand what kind of relationship she needs, quiet or crazy. She has a split personality. One week a saint, the other a perverted clubber.


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Max (aka Sleazebag

33 years unacclaimed actor He acts only drinks in sessions. unsatisfied with himself and his girlfriend. Always cheats on he When he is drunk he becomes possessed, starts brawls, and commits filthy tricks. The morning after, he never remembers a thing.


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Sandra (aka city yap Glamour chick, works in an online TV station. A clubber. She has too many new flings and has no time to see her friends. She always gossips about everyone. Her acquaintances include interesting, freakish media people, whom she doesn’t introduce to each other in order to not mix different circles. She’s afraid that her acquaintances will be enticed by each other and she will lose her privileged position of knowing everyone.


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Renat and Vasiliy They enjoy calling police on each other. Renat is a drug dealer. They’ve known each other since junior school. Renat borrowed money from Vasiliy half a year ago, but is not repaying him. Vasiliy is always trying to find a way to get his money back, while Renat tries finding ways to avoid returning the cash.


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Mlada

Friend of Marina, who always talks her out of getting back with Greg as she doesn’t see him as a human being because he doesn’t have money. She is a very loose girl. She gets naked in clubs, pulls her skirt up, walks around topless. She is the dark side of Marina. Her main argument against Grigory is, “you are still too young. You haven’t seen it all!” In fact she has the same attitude towards Max. “Find someone with more money!” These are her favorite topics of discussion.


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nino Girlfriend of Max, 19 years old. Student of Moscow State University, a linguist. A naive child who doesn’t know what it means to live with a grown man and be a part of his life. Max sees her as a girl for random sex, when Marina or other girls are not around. She always surfs Max’s Facebook page. She likes provoking Maxim. She creates fake accounts under names of random chicks and then interrogates him about whom he’s been messaging. She is a girl brought to her final stage of paranoia and jealousy.


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Gosha A closet gay, who desperately wants to be friends with Danila. From time to time his feelings towards Danila get in the way of their friendship. Occasionally he fights someone to protect and defend Danila. He cannot admit that he has fallen in love with a man. He gets his news from popular magazines, annoys Danila with phone calls and behaves like a jealous girl. Sometimes invites Danila to go and chat up chicks at different parties so that Danila doesn’t become suspicious of his feelings. Tells lame gay jokes all the time.


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John

though he is a street mugger but he is A very kind and open guy. Always tries to help everyone. He doesn’t have friends to hang out with, Johny is so boring that even Deny ignores him. johny doesn’t drink with Deny and they do not share any common interests. Johny too much NaIve and open, and always gets sucked into religious cults. !


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Charlie and Mickey

Models. Hipsters, who on the one hand are modern and sociable, but on the other hand are totally unreliable. One cannot entrust them with anything, as they will happily make promises, but will never keep them. They are really into comfort and luxury with no real commitments. Mickey has a car, while charley doesn’t. Mickey is popular, and all laugh at Charlie

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Therefore, charley always uses people for his own comfort. he is always unemployed. He want to find a work, but he can’t. It wants to be model, but because of the not suitable data it doesn't manage to compete with Charlie to whom wildly envies. He becomes the new pusher on the area and competes with Renat, then becomes the black realtor.

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It revenges the former friends from bohemia for that what not to a top its styles in the circle of contacts where he so aspired He becomes the new pusher on the area and competes with Renat, then becomes the black realtor. It revenges the former friends from bohemia for that that didn't allow it in the circle of contacts where he so aspired


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molly

Marina's friend, who acts as a mediator between Greg and Marina. Marina always hides at molly’s place, while Greg is always calling molly to ask about Marina, while simultaneously begging her not to tell Marina about the call. She is a sort of a “family psychologist”, albeit not a very talented one. Her advice ruins everything. molly doesn’t want to be a mediator. If she just cared a bit and tried to actually help bringing them together, Greg and Marina would fight less. But molly is a model, and she is not interested in psychology. Although she was studying psychology at the university, she doesn’t want to get herself involved in her friends’ relationships.


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Shady hedgehog

A random Facebook friend A weird abstract character, who always wants to catch up with you, but you don’t understand what for and whether his messages are serious or whether they are spam. Annoys everyone, makes appointments and never shows up. Gives calls anonymously from unknown numbers.


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Man with the head of a black cat Phantom of Deny’s cat, his only devoted friend. his cat who died recently. Deny wasn’t able to bury him because his relatives threw away the cat’s body in the garbage bin. Deny creates a secret altar for cat is also the Voice Represents the voice of television and an impartial opinion. Serves as a mediator between the viewer and the characters. Psychologist, who follows the events and studies the actions of characters through a scientific perspective.


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Dj Pissboy

Famous dj. all his songs he playing by his dick. generalized character of djs who captivated clubs and think that they are very talented though they only play others tracks !


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Music All the show’s music appears from the music player of the main character's iPad or android New musical themes appear in the film when a friend of the main character sends a new tune to his iPad. ! !

Structure

Each episode starts with the same scene. The main character wants to get drunk due to his numerous problems. He gets his phone and tries calling some of his friends. He gives a call to a friend, but every single one finds his or her own reason to dump him. Each episode is about the relationship between the main character and his friend he fails to reach over the phone.


Topicality as well as is relative and undervalued nowadays We have all, at least once in our lifetime, been let down by those whom we called friends. It may be that the person who calls himself your friend is just a leecher who needs comfort and uses you.

Social function

We formulate the problem of betrayal for viewers. Rather than teaching morality, we use a lighter genre. We tell a clear story and make the problem of betrayal more noticeable. By these means we can influence people positively and remind them to treat each other with care and attention. The series “Friends” was a state order in the US aiming to bring the nation together. With the development of the Internet people have started communicating less in the real life. Why can’t we identify the same problems now


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Max promises to call back in 15, but never does. He sits with his other friends and watches a TV series. Sandra promises to call back in 15, but never does. She is fucking new lover. Greg has gotten back with Marina and is planning on taking her to Paris They all say that they are terribly busy, but in reality no one is busy with anything important. They are just too lazy to pay attention

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1. Deny is looking through his friends’ numbers in his phone. He tells the camera that his friends desert him all the time. Deny is lonely and in a bad mood so he decides to give a call to his friends to ask them to get drunk with him. He is ready to pay for the drinks; anything to convince someone to catch up with him.


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2. Max wastes the whole day: he watches crap YouTube videos with Vasiliy, makes fun of Nino, the girl he lives with now. Nino loves him and thinks that they are in a serious committed relationship. But Max needs her just as a girl for a random fuck. He treats! her like dirt. She doesn’t like it. She thinks that Max behaves like a cranky teenager. ! Nino gets offended and runs away from the flat. ! Max ! come back any way, because she has And she does ! realize that she should leave him. no brain to

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3. Johny gives a call to Deny, but Deny brushes him off. Deny speaks to the Voice of Conscience (the same as the voice The Voice asks him why he doesn’t want to hang out with Johny, if he so desperately wants company. Deny answers to the Voice that johny is even a worse downer and it’s impossibly lame to hang out with him. Deny He tells himself that his loneliness drives him crazy.

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4. Deny calls the drug Renat is sad that Deny only needs him for drugs, but never calls him to check how he’s doing. Deny Deny says that he doesn’t have time to chat on the phone and that if Renat wants to socialize, they can catch up with Deny in person and Deny Renat is trying to covertly explain what he can sell to Deny Deny gets lost in Renat’s dealer speak and cannot understand what Renat is selling, which angers Renat. Deny doesn’t really use drugs. He just buys from Renat to give to friends he is trying to impress. Renat is pissed of by Deny speaking about drugs openly over the phone. They decide that Deny


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4. Renat is at home. His phone is ringing. The phone shows that his main creditor Vasiliy is calling. Renat owes him a large sum of money that he borrowed half a year ago. Renat ignores the call. At the same time someone rings the door. Renat thinks that it’s Danila and opens the door. Vasiliy is standing at the entrance. Renat pretends that he is happy to see him, and simply didn’t hear him call. Vasiliy replies that it’s been half a year !since Renat stopped hearing his calls. Renat is trying to slip out and explains that he didn’t pick up the phone because he is in trouble and he doesn’t want to disturb Vasiliy. Renat gets nostalgic and reminds Vasiliy that they were once childhood friends. Vasily doesn’t fall for it. Police officers show up at the door.

5. Sandra and mickey are trying to get some privacy alone in a room, but charlie is following them around. The audience finds out that charlie and mickey charlie is begging for mickey to give him a lift home when he has time, ! but mickey says that it would cost charlie 10 dollars. He won’t drive him for free. charlie wants to borrow money from Sandra, but she calls him a leech and says that everyone is fed up with him. - I saw a 100 dollars - I don’t want to change the note, this is all my money! - And taking 5


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7. Gosha is passing by and sees Deny, whom he is secretly in love with. Gosha invites Deny to go to a club and chat up women together. He explains that he is not gay and whatever he was telling about himself last time was all a joke. Gosha starts telling lame gay jokes. Deny is thinking of a way to get rid of him as soon as possible. Luckily, Greg gives him a call and says that Marina dumped him. Deny is glad he can finally get rid of Gosha and catch up with his friend whom he hasn’t seen in a

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6. Greg is fighting Marina. Marina doesn’t like that Greg cut his hair short, she prefers long hair. She is not sexually attracted to Greg. Marina is saying that she loves Greg as a friend, and has conflicting feelings about their relationship. She leaves him for Max again.


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8. Deny is at Greg’s place. Greg is pouring his heart out while drinking vodka. He tells Deny that Marina left him again for Max. He shows Deny Marina’s pictures on Facebook. He is shocked to see that she has posted topless pictures. Deny is trying to distract Greg checks his own account and gets a message from a mysterious person under a nick “Shady hedgehog”. While he is wondering who this person is, Greg cannot relax and let it go and is plotting on how he can revenge Marina and Max. He decides to order prostitutes using Dany’s money. Greg doesn’t have any money. When the prostitutes arrive, Greg asks them if they have AIDS; ! he wants to send them to Max. ! He tells them to get Max drunk.

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9. Sandra is shooting a video for her website in a night club. At the same club prostitutes palm off drugs to Max. Greg takes him to a airport and puts him on a plain to kazahstan. Greg asks Deny not to tell anyone anything. Deny is enjoying the last hours with his friend, as he knows that Marina will now return to Greg and that he won’t see Greg


episode 2 1. makes it back from kazakhstan. He asks Deny how he got there and why his leg is broken. Deny tells him that Max got drunk, followed some random chick and he has no idea what happened next. Deny invites him to drink vodka together to commemorate his dead cat. They drink in silence; they have nothing to talk about. Max starts growing tired of Deny’s presence and asks him to leave.Deny asks Max to upload some fresh tunes on his iPad (or android). Max refuses. Deny upset that he’ll have to listen to the same old music.

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2. Greg is skyping with molly Shtutgart, Marina’s friend. Greg is telling her about all of his problems with Marina. He tells her he has no money and that Marina is not sexually attracted to him. He tells her that he is lonely that he bought himself a dog and wants to name her Marina. molly advises him to call it “Friend”. molly talks him out of making peace with Marina and not to compromise his integrity. - You are not a dog, that can be tied to a tree and left there waiting. Audience finds out that Marina has left for vacation to Asia. Greg asks molly not to tell Marina about their conversation, and switches Skype off. molly Shtutgart’s flat. The audience finds out that Marina is not in Asia, she is at molly’s place. She asked molly to lie to Greg and heard their whole conversation. molly doesn’t want to mess with Marina and Greg’s relationship. - It’s your own business.


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4. charlie is asking Sandra to help him get a job. Sandra starts mentioning some bizarre Buddhist religious belief. She says that he has to perform a ritual before Googling for vacant positions. charlie finds a suspicious position. He arrives to an office for an interview where he is scammed for money. - First you should pay us 50 dollars for a contract. Then you bring your friends here, and get 100 dollars for each friend. charlie realizes he has got into either a sect or to a one day pyramid scheme firm. Zombie like employees of the firm are chasing him. charlie gives a call to Sandra and tells her that nothing worked out. Sandra advises him to ask Vasiliy for help. Vasiliy suggests becoming a drug

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5. Music video. Deny is surfing his iPad, looking for a soundtrack to accompany a walk. He realizes he doesn’t like any music and ends ups walking in silence along a railway road. He comes to a deserted wasteland between two railroads. Right here next to the stinky dirty river he had plans to bury his cat. Deny Deny asks his cat to forgive him. His relatives threw his dead body away, while Deny was out, and he didn’t get a chance to bury him. Deny You were my good friend, you might have been my only friend. I hope you will like it here. Deny


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6. Gosha is browsing the website gay.com and checking out some pictures of naked men. charlie comes to sell him some weed and sees him using the gay website. Gosha is trying to explain himself, telling that the website just popped Gosha switches the topic. charlie asks him whether they have any vacant positions open in the office. He says that drug dealing is just a temporary job. Without thinking, Gosha says that there are no vacancies. charlie is offended by his indifference and sells him weed for a much higher price.

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7. Deny wants someone to keep him company at a bar, so he decides to buy everyone drinks. People at the bar start using him for his generosity. charlie appears in the bar. Deny discusses the unexpected arrest of Renat with him. Deny Gosha comes to the bar. As soon as he sees Deny, he asks a random girl to pretend that she is his girlfriend. He wants Deny to think that he is straight. He shows off his new girlfriends passing by Deny Deny’s wastes all his money on his new friends. Deny, totally wasted, steals a bottle from the bar. Bar security wants to beat up Deny, and his new friends scatter. Gosha stands up for Deny. Deny


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8. Deny, Gosha and charlie stay overnight at Greg’s place. Greg is angry, that Deny brought too many people. Deny tells him how Gosha rescued him. Everybody goes to sleep: on the floor, on the couch, and on the folding armchair. Deny cannot sleep as everyone is snoring terribly. He decides to put plugs on everyones nose. Gosha is startled and starts cuddling Deny while half Gosha explains that he mistook him for his girlfriend. Everybody falls asleep again. Gosha goes in the bathroom, where he is talking to the mirror introspecting about being a closet gay. Deny wakes up in the middle of the night. He dreams of a man in a suit with a cat head, who is watching him. Deny sits at the computer to check Facebook. He receives a message from the mysterious Shady hedgehog again. He wants to be friends with Deny. Deny says he doesn’t understand a friendship like that. Shady hedgehog invites Deny to his concert and is ready to pay him. Deny realizes it is spam. He starts arguing with the online beast. Shady hedgehog tells Deny

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9. Greg has also slept poorly. He is tortured by thoughts about Marina. He goes outside to walk his dog called Friend. He dances under the street light. In a stroke of despair he cuts out “Marina” with a knife on his face and then pisses on Marina’s photo. His dog Friend jumps at him and bites of his dick. Everything turns absurd. He tells his dog to bring Marina back. The dog turns into a superman with a dog head, flies to a far kills Max and brings Marina back. Greg Greg wakes up with a pillow in his mouth. It was just a dream. Greg is crying and hugging his dog. Superman in a dog costume is dancing during credits.

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1. Deny is at his office. The voiceover is trying to explain to him that he is bad tempered and not a good friend himself, and that this might be the reason why he rarely sees his friends. - Lean to small, and to thee shall come a great. - Ok, weird voice in the head, I’ll do what you say. Johny gives a call, and Deny eventually picks up the phone. Deny doesn’t want to hang out with johny johny invites him to a friend’s place. On the way the audience finds out from their conversation that Deny sees johny as a naive and stupid working man who doesn’t know anything and hasn’t seen anything in life. The audience finds out that johny has health issues; his heart is weak. Deny pays no attention to that. Deny comes to johny’s friend’s place and ends up leaving in shock. They have a terribly filthy sense of humor. Deny got tired of hearing jokes like: -Feel me man that chump cuts me off and I go shi And their old -Your moustache pealed off It’s a joke, feel me? (an old russian joke that was terrible then and is terrible now) Deny sneaks out by claiming that he just got a call from work and that he should go to the office.

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2. At night, when looking in the mirror, Max sees Deny ’s reflection and not his own

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3. Deny dreams at night that he walks down the street and everyone confuses him with Max.


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4. Max sees in his dream that he is trying to get to his own flat, Marina opens the door and greets him: Max wakes up and shouts: ! - Who am I ! also wakes up and tries to calm him down: Marina

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5. Deny sees Max in his dream. Max sits in a cafe Max gives a call to Den and asks to forgive him for his rude ! Den . He tells him he misses him and indifferent attitude towards

6. Max, Deny and charlie are at Max’s place. Max is suddenly acting kind and sensitive. They all decide to sit down and drink vodka in the bathroom, to have a feeling as if they are sitting by the river. Audience finds out from the conversation of Deny and Max that Max is not happy about the way he is living. He is dating both Nino and Marina. Deny doesn’t like it, but he is embarrassed to say so. Charlie goes to the toilet and falls asleep there Max is drunk and starts hugging Deny. As a joke, he starts grabbing Deny by First Deny is laughing, but then gets tired of it and wants to go somewhere and be alone. Max is following him. Deny hides and locks himself in the toilet where Charlie is sleeping. Max starts descending into a crazy mood and tries breaking down the toilet door. Max beats up Deny. Deny passes out for five minutes. And remembers only the fact that he was supposed to go to Johny’s and asks to find his number in his phone. Deny tells Max to piss off and leaves his flat. Max runs behind him and tries to persuade him to come back. He asks for forgiveness, they start fighting. Max is saying that charlie passed out and threw up all over the flat. Max is scared that charlie poisoned himself and Max won’t be able to cope alone with him. Deny comes back to his flat.

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! 7. Den helps Max to bring charlie to life. Everyone goes to sleep. At night Den steals Max’s laptop as revenge and leaves the flat. Max wakes up in the morning and sees that the laptop is gone. Den gets an angry sms message from Max cursing him and all of his family. Den tells him to fuck off once and for all. ! 8. Den catches up with johny, who apparently was also beaten up. johny says that he just fell down, but Den doesn’t believe him. Den asks whether he can help him, in case he needs to get back at someone. - Deny, thank you, but I am afraid you will be busy as always and won’t be there when I need you. johny is trying to explain that he has heart problems and that he has already told it to Deny, but he never listens. johny notices that Deny - Who did this? - It doesn’t matter. Just a former friend. ! !


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1. Nino and Max are at a railway station. Max tells her he is leaving for a concert tour, but he just wants to spend time with Marina and doesn’t want to break up with Nino. He wants to continue using her for sex. As soon as Nino leaves, Max jumps off the train.

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2. Greg anonymously writes to Marina and Nino. He tells them that Max is a jerk who cheats on her. Greg tells Marina to create a fake account on Facebook and start chatting with Max to check up on him. Marina creates an account under the name Martha Banksy and messages Max. Max takes the bait. Marina buys a sim card and starts messaging him , and wants to late use the messages as proof Max asks Martha out and tells Marina that he goes to catch up with his childhood buddy, who is getting married soon. Marina is following him. At the cafe, Marina comes up to Max and tells him the truth and shows him all of his ams ÂŤ Marina leaves Max and returns to Greg

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3. The first day in the life of Greg Greg and Marina are in bed baby This scene shows how a relationship might get a bit too sweet and, of course, therefore disgusting. In the end of the scene Marina asks Greg to stop the baby talk and never again tell her that he loves her. -

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4. The second day in life of Greg and Marina Greg and Marina are procrastinating in bed. Marina annoys Greg with her stories about her ex boyfriends. Greg asks her to not go into such details and to change the topic. Marina doesn’t see the problem. -These are just memories. It’s the past. -Ok, just imagine every time you mention your ex, he appears right here in our bed lying between us. Marina gets angry and continues her story. A fantasy: While they are arguing who dated whom and who can tell what, their ex boyfriends and ex girlfriends start appearing in their bed. All of the ex boyfriends and ex girlfriends fight, dance and hug each other. The bed of Greg and Marina turns into a public ! space. -That’s enough. Shut up! ! Marina shouts and the fantasy disappears. !

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5. Marina and Greg are in therapy with a psychologist. They are sharing their problems with the doctor and describe their fights. Greg is addicted to Marina. Marina has a split personality. One side of her wants to be with Greg, while the other wants to be with Max. They find out that it’s all due to their sexual incompatibility. The psychologist advises Greg

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6. The third day in life of Greg They are watching TV and are arguing about the lack of money. Marina wants to live a luxurious life like they show on TV. Greg remembers Marina talking about their sexual incompatibility at the consultation and that that they haven’t had sex in a long time. Greg suggests a deal he will give Marina presents in return for sex. Marina starts comparing Greg to Max. They start fighting and Marina leaves him.

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7. molly and Marina are at molly’s place. molly sees no difficulties in breaking up with Greg. She doesn’t understand how he can live in such poverty. Marina thinks that he is able to self develop and that he just needs time. molly - This man doesn’t even have a car. People get born as losers - and die being losers. You cannot change anyone. molly shows numerous pictures of her with different rich and handsome oligarchs.

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8. Greg She is dancing in earphones in front of a multimillion audience. He runs on the stage and shouts out: “ She is my wife! Greg wakes up in tears

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9. Max dreams that he is having sex with a woman. The woman turns around and she has Greg’s face. Max wakes up in horror and shares his dream with Marina. Both of them are shocked – what does this mean?

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10. Greg is drunk in a club. He sees Marina and Max together. He takes out handcuffs, grabs Marina and handcuffs her to his arm. Greg starts insulting Max and tries to start a fight. Max doesn’t want to fight. He wants to explain that Marina herself came back to him. Greg and Max start fighting. Greg defends himself by putting Marina in front of Max’s punch. -We will call our baby “Max” Marina says and passes out.

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11. A fantasy. Idealistic scene of how Greg, Marina and Max live together. Max comes home back from work, Marina greets him with kisses. Max greets Greg, who cleans the floor, by patting his ass. Later three of them together sit on a sofa, hugging each other and watching TV. Marina sits in -I am so happy! Finally my yin and yang are united! They start making out. Greg snatches Marina away from Max and they embrace each other passionately just like in the film “The Dreamers”. After some time, Max and Greg also embrace each other passionately. This feels a little awkward and they give each other a suspicious look.

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Caption: Friendship wins!

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