In the winter of 1946, in Leningrad, a group of German prisoners of war are sent to a female transit camp by the cruel Russian Commander Pavlov. When they arrive, the Russian female soldiers show the hostility to the enemies that have killed their husbands, families and friends; only Dr. Natalia and the cook treat the prisoners with dignity. Natalia has an agreement with Commander Pavlov to keep her former lover, who was wounded on the head during the war and is slow, in the camp instead of sending him to an institution in Siberia. Pavlov assigns Natalia to disclose members of the SS infiltrated in the group of prisoners. Natalia and the prisoner Max feel a great attraction for each other while the prisoner Klaus tries to convince Max to denounce a couple of prisoners to satisfy the Russian. Natalia convinces the businessman Yakov to organize an orchestra with the prisoners; they are invited to play in a ball, where the lonely women that survived the war dance with the Germans. After ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
From her greatest enemy came her greatest love
Did You Know?
When Soviet NKVD Colonel Pavlov explains to the German POWs that he's after former SS members hiding among regular German Army soldiers he mentions the war crimes committed by the 8th SS division in the Leningrad area during 1941. Pavlov also mentions the name of Heinrich Lombard,former commanding officer of the 8th SS division(00:27:48).However,the 8th SS division wasn't formed before 1942.During its existence this SS unit never undertook operations in the Leningrad area.Moreover,the 8th SS division,initially named SS Cavalry Brigade and later re-named the 8th SS division "Florian Geyer",never had any commanding officer by the name of Heinrich Lombard.The first commanding officer of the 8th SS division was Gustav Lombard. See more