Ms. Perova is unmarried and in her 50s. She is a professor at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Kiev. Detective Yevchenko goes to her office; he is investigating the untimely deaths of Professor Natalia Marchuik and Visiting Professor Sorensen who were teachers at the conservatory.

Yevchenko bears a striking physical resemblance to the slightly younger male professor that died (Sorensen). He uses this to his advantage as a police investigator. He upsets Perova by repeatedly doing many things that Sorensen would do – for example, he takes out a pipe and smokes the same kind of tobacco that Sorensen smoked.

Yevchenko’s aim is to spend as much time in Perova’s office as possible, and to hopefully "wear her down" by, one could say, "channeling" the spirit of Sorensen. He succeeds in driving Perova over the edge into a confession. In her mournful admission of guilt, Perova tells how she loved Sorensen and poisoned him by mistake – her intended victim was Professor Marchuik, who was having an affair with Sorensen. Having killed the man she loved, Perova, in the depths of despair, completed what she had set out to do at first: kill Marchuik.

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Lance Tait: American Writer/Director