The Amber Heart
The authors of the script: Sergei Dzyuba, Artemy Kirsanov.
Producers: Liu Iuidan, Igor Sokolovsky.
Genre: Criminal melodrama.
Format: Horizontal series.
Duration: 42 minutes x 16 series (first season).
“Amber Heart” is a fascinating love story of two young people – a handsome and rich Chinese businessman and amber smuggler, Bao (35 years old) with a beautiful young student of the Art Academy, Ai (21), who takes place against the backdrop of a criminal story about the amber business in Ukraine and Smuggling of amber from Ukraine to China.
Their acquaintance happened in Kiev in early 2014 during the bloody events of the Ukrainian Maidan.
For the possession of amber in Ukraine (however, as in the whole world) bloody wars and gang warfare are going on, in which Bao and Ai will be dragged.
Also interfere with the love of Ai and Bao will be his assistant and the beloved Kiang, whom Bao throws for Aya. Kiang leaves no attempt to be with Bao. She is the embodiment of sexuality and oversees the supply of prostitutes from Ukraine to China under the guise of models and dancers for show programs.
Separate attention in history will be paid to the magical and healing properties of amber – a precious stone that symbolizes the sun, joy, health, love, and is sacred to many cultures – primarily for Chinese.
Description of the first season:
Guanjou. China. Homeland of the heroine. Here lives the family of Ai (21 years). Father Dan (49 years old) is an influential judge and hereditary collector. Mother Lidzhuang (43 years) – a housewife, is fond of floristry. They have got their only daughter, who has high hopes. Ai’s head of the family – her grandfather Bodjing (70 years) is a well-known collector of art and jewelry. The collection of Bodging is very large and expensive. It contains part of the legendary “amber room” in which the Japanese were transported from Germany via China to Japan in the last months of the Second World War. On the way, the Amber Room mysteriously disappeared … But Bodging keeps it a secret.
Bodging found for Ai a promising spouse – the son of another major collector, young lawyer Lung. Thanks to this union, Bozhong wants to unite families and collections. But Ai refuses Ling’s offer, as she is not ready for marriage. She wants to be a free artist and appreciates her freedom above all else. This causes a conflict between Ai and his grandfather, who is not used to being contradicted. To mitigate the conflict of parents, she needs to go to study abroad – in Kiev. After all, in the distant 90s, Dan and Lidzhuan met and fell in love with the students.
Ai follows the advice of his parents and flies to study at the Art Academy in the capital of Ukraine.
Kiev. Ukraine. In the Ukrainian capital Ai falls into a whirlwind of events in the Maidan spring of 2014. She, as a person who values freedom above all else, admires the struggle of the Ukrainian people against the gangster corrupt government. Ai goes to Maidan to get his feasible contribution to the cause of the Ukrainian revolution as a volunteer. At the same time as an artist, she tries to capture the images of people who are striving for freedom on the camera. Returning from the Maidan late at night through the Mariinsky Park in the pouring rain, Ai becomes the witnesses the brutal murder of the Ukrainian patriot by the leader of the “titushki” Topaz, and shoots it on the camera. “Titushki” rush in pursuit to take Aya’s camera and deal with it.
But Azi is rescued by a rich and beautiful Chinese businessman (smuggler of amber) Bao (35 years old), who in a luxurious car with a jeep of protection was traveling from the Chinese embassy. It turns out that once the fortuneteller predicted to Bao that a young Chinese girl, he would meet in the rays of bright light, would become his destiny. Bao is sure that Ai, he first saw in the beams of headlights, this is the same girl. Bao begins to take good care of Ai. He invites her to various status receptions, exhibitions, concerts, performances, gives her expensive dresses and ornaments. They spend a lot of time together. However, Ai is alarmed that Bao leads a closed way of life, does not like to take photos, he’s absent in social networks and constantly ride with two powerful bodyguards, Wei and Shan. Ai is wondered what Bao was doing. Bao hides from Ai that he is a smuggler and explains that he is engaged in trade.
The leader of the “titles” Topaz continues to search for Ai to destroy the pictures and get rid of an important witness. Bao fell in love with her at first sighting and it saves Ai. He is always close to Ai and does not give “titushki” to deal with her. When Bao find out that Ai wants to kill, he, using his influential links in the Ukrainian criminals, goes to the leader of the “titushki” and solves this problem by gang warfare.
Bao invites Ai to his office in the center of Kiev. In the office, Bao shows Ai his collection of amber and gives her a beautiful pendant with an amber heart – a symbol of his eternal love. Bao tells Ai a lot about the magic and mysticism of amber. There is no stone that would have great protective and magical properties. Bao is sure that with such an amulet with Ai, nothing bad will happen again. Ai likes the handsome Bao and his courtship. But freedom for Ai is more precious than anything. She tries to explain to Bao that she is not ready for family life and therefore they can not be together. But Bao does not hurry Ai. After all, if she is his destiny, then they have a long and happy life ahead of them.
In parallel with the romantic line, the criminal line of Bao develops. All his wealth from the fact that he in Kiev oversees the smuggling of Ukrainian amber from Ukraine to China. To this end, Bao actively cooperates with corrupt representatives of the Ukrainian government through assistant deputy Borisyuk. Borisyuk ensures the safety of delivery of amber cargo from the Rivne region to the Odessa port. But the next large batch of amber is attacked. The cargo of amber for 20 million dollars disappears without a trace. Chinese investors, among whom Bodjing (Ai’s Grandfather) turns out, demand from Bao to find the goods or return money. Bao and Borisyuk are looking for raiders, but they can not find them. Bao, who is threatened with ruin and even death conducts his own investigation and finds out that the raid was organized by Borisyuk himself. Bao steals and presses Borisyuk. He demands to return the goods or money. Borisyuk swears he will return the money, but instead Borisyuk’s man, a former employee of the SSU – Rezak kidnaps Ai. It turns out that Rezak had shadowed Bao and knew that he was in love with Ai. Bao is forced to release Borisyuk.
Forest. Rovenskaya region. Ukraine. Rezak takes Ai to the place of mining amber in the forests of the Rivne region, where it is almost impossible to find. Cutter sends Ai to his man named Beliy. Beliy takes Ai blindfolded to the forest village of amber miners to his aunt Katerina. Here, Ai is reliably hidden from Bao. She is forced to live among of amber in harsh conditions. Ai tries to escape but almost dies in the forest. Aunt Katerina and her son Victor find and return Ai back. Ai falls ill and is on the verge of death. Aunt Katerina treats Ai, including using the healing properties of amber, which is able to cure not only the body, but also to calm the soul. Recovering, Ai learns from her aunt Katerina a lot about the healing and magical properties of this mysterious stone.
Kiev. Ukraine. Bao’s business partners demand a refund, but Bao can not return the money while Ai is in the hands of the bandits. Over Bao clouds gather, but all his thoughts on how to find and save her beloved Ai. Bao decides to take the risk and turn to an honest SSU investigator – Davidenko. But in return for this, Bao has to reveal Davidenko’s schemes of smuggling of amber. Together with Davidenko, Bao manages to find and rescue Ai. Deputy and right hand Bao – ambitious Kang learns that the SSU learned about the schemes of smuggling of amber. Kahn is investigating and understands that Bao is to blame for this. Kahn wrote Bao’s report partners to China. This Kana namoumila assistant and former mistress Bao – chic woman Kiang. Kiang wants to take revenge on Bao for parting with her for the sake of Aya’s love. Investors order Kan to kill Bao and hide all the ends in the water. But Bao manages to escape with the help of his faithful bodyguards, one of whom dies in his stead. Bao takes Borisyuk with him and goes to meet with Rezak to make an exchange for Ai. During the exchange everyone is covered by Davidenko’s people. Simultaneously, the SSU together with the Chinese MGB carry out arrest of all amber involved in smuggling from the Ukrainian and Chinese sides.
Ai is grateful to Bao for her salvation, she admits that she loves him and wants to be with him. Bao also wants to be with Ai, but it’s impossible because he’s a bandit. The family of Ai will never consent to such a marriage. But Bao tells Ai that for the sake of love he is ready to sacrifice everything and is going to quit smuggling. But for this he needs to atone for his guilt and go to jail. In order that nothing bad happens with Ai, Bao insists on her immediate return to China. Ai refuses to abandon Bao. But Bao is confident that he will still be with Ai, as she is his destiny and only love.
Bao surrenders with the guilt of the Ukrainian authorities in the face of the SSU investigator Davidenko. He is arrested right at the airport, where he accompanied his beloved Ai to China. Ai board the plane and weep bitterly, looking at Bao’s gift – the amber heart. She understands how much Bao is dear to her and feels true love, for which she is ready to sacrifice even her freedom.