May, 8, 1945. Maxim Prokhorov, major of People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs, arrives at a small northern island. There live eleven people: five young women, five children from one to ...
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May, 8, 1945. Maxim Prokhorov, major of People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs, arrives at a small northern island. There live eleven people: five young women, five children from one to three years, and the captain Karp Nichiporuk. The young mothers were exiled to the island from the territories occupied by fascists, and their children are the children of the German occupieer. Arrival of the major upsets the casual life on the island. The major has to "clean up" the island and the nearest settlements. The military man authorizes a plan to organize a training camp in the region for saboteurs. The night of May, 9, the women ar told about the German capitulation, their hopes for forgiveness and return home become a certainty. They are even allowed to celebrate the Victory. Written by
This is a touching story of several women who have been sent to a remote Northern location for having cohabited with Germans and born (out of romance or out of rape, the system did not care) children from the "damned occupants", set at the end of World War II. The movie offers stark, cool scenes from everyday colony of several women and small children, their limp ex-veteran supervisor, how they cope with harsh reality, talk, reminisce, and hope for the end of the War. But when it does end, it does not mean end of their sufferings, as an officer with his own drama arrives to decide their fate. This is a remarkable representative of new Russian movies, shot by an actress, famous of her own work, Vera Glagoleva, a very promising director and with a cast of subtle female performances, alongside with a famous Russian actor, Alexander Balyev.
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