Incident acquaintances Andrei, former tank man, and Yura, who has never been in the army, find themselves searching for money in the gold workings, in the world where this yellow metal is the only value and a human being is only a tool for mining it. The “gold mafia” which is in control of а profitable “company” in Taiga with the help of overlookers, who are called “blatnye”, sets all the rules. At the end of each season they secretly get rid of the gold miners and get a grip of their profits. Trying to stay outside of this dark side of the gold workings life, Andrei and Yura realize very quickly that they will not be able to elude the same destiny. Alarm signals become more distinct – the miners from the neighboring site have been murdered and the gold they have mined disappeared. Having decided to take advantage of this common turmoil, Andrei claims to call the police to the crime scene. But the “police officers” and the “prosecutor” who have arrived by helicopter appear to be disguised criminals. Supported by “blatnye” from taiga side, they bring the fire down on defenseless workers. The protagonists try to arrange opposition but their forces are obviously uneven. And there is only one way left for them – to forge through the thick taiga forests rescuing themselves and the gold they have mined. A merciless hunt for them starts from this moment. Andrei and Yuri who are declared as dangerous criminals are pursued by police and mafia which uses all methods and threatens lives of Yuri’s wife and daughter. The gold vein turns a real trap for these two friends.
Number of episodes: 12
Timeslot: Channel One
Available as: format and finished program