Based on a novel by Dina Rubina.
Since his childhood Petya has been fascinated by the puppet theatre, but
even more so by a living girl: Liza. Petya creates Liza, like Pygmalion made
Galatea: he becomes her father, friend, and husband… Only if Pygmalion
met the challenge of bringing a stone to life, Petya faces another problem:
Liza is already very much alive. She never completely obeys him and never
fully belongs to him... “Puppet Syndrome” is a story of the all-consuming
love of a creator for his creation.