Moscow, 1830. Adrian, a lanky and morose Undertaker is surrounded by disease, poverty and injustice. Every time something remotely hopeful happens to him, it immediately fades away and decays. Insulating himself from the outer world Adrian finds escape in his beloved vocation: taking care of the dead. Step by step, the Undertaker becomes something he has been very close to his entire life – Death.
Based on the short story “The Undertaker” by Aleksander Pushkin, 1831.