Andrey Konchalovsky: a retrospective
|Director of Photography||Alexander Simonov|
|Production Designer||Irina Ochina|
|Production||Andrei Konchalovsky's production center
DRIFE Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG. KG
|Cinema||Date/Time||DOM KINO||6 September 15:30|
The film is built around the intertwining destinies of three main characters during the scary times of the war. A Russian aristocrat-emigrant and member of the French Resistance Olga, a French collaborator Jules and a high-ranking SS officer Helmut.
Olga is arrested for hiding Jewish children from the Nazi roundups. Her case is investigated by Jules. He grows fond of her and it seems that in exchange for sexual relations he is ready to soften the fate of prisoner, but this does not to happen. Olga lands into a German concentration camp. There she meets Helmut who in the past was hopelessly in love with her. Strange and painful relations commence between them. The Nazis are already close to defeat, and Helmut decides to save Olga from the camp and run away with her to South America. Olga, having lost hope of freedom agrees, but at the last moment realizes that her idea of paradise has changed.