On the surface, Marina is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life. Married to a successful surgeon, she runs a flower shop in Moscow, and has two daughters and a newborn. But behind this manicured middle-class façade lurks a shadow world of dark secrets and lies. Because Marina isn’t actually a florist. In fact, her shop is a front for a lucrative prostitution ring. And while the true source of Marina’s income remains a mystery to her family, they in turn withhold secrets from her: Her husband has a mistress, her older daughter deals drugs, and her youngest is a sociopath in the making. It’s a fragile house of cards, and it all begins to collapse when one of Marina’s ‘girls’ is found dead in a hotel room.
Created by Valeriy Fedorovich and Evgeniy Nikishov and directed by Boris Khlebnikov, An Ordinary Woman was the first Russian drama to be shortlisted for Séries Mania in 2018, with Anna Mikhalkova winning the best actress award for her role as Marina.