In the last year of the war in his native village he is returned Andrew, who had deserted, returning from the hospital after being wounded. The fact that Andrew returned, knows only one ...
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In the last year of the war in his native village he is returned Andrew, who had deserted, returning from the hospital after being wounded. The fact that Andrew returned, knows only one person - his wife Anastasia. She must hide her husband, even from his family, only occasionally visiting him in the shelter. Andrew is now - the eternal fugitive, doomed to loneliness. Eventually Nastya knows that waits for the child. Now it is for the whole village - the wrong spouse, not wait for her husband. Victory comes a day, husbands and sons come home, and only Nastya knows for sure that Andrew would never return. And in the village, meanwhile, rumors say that Andrey is not missing, he deserted and hiding somewhere nearby.Written by
I saw this film at Russian film festival in London and i absolutely LOVED it! The actors were brilliant! and very convincing! The shots are amazing! Operators work is just out of this world (maybe it's cos i was watching it at the cinema but i thought the scenes were beautifully shot and you really feel like you are right there, in the siberian village, even though they filmed it near Novgorod, nowhere near siberia). The film tells a story of a army officer during world war 2 who deserted his company because he really wanted to see his wife who he hasn't seen for 4 years. In those times if you are deserter you'll be shot if they catch you so he has to hide on an island not far from his village. Only his wife knows about him and she helps him out with food etc. You can really feel this rough love between them, they are simple people but they love each other and show it only the way they can, you won't see any soapiness or anything teary in it, just tough real love. The film is actually based on a novel but the ending is different... I won't spoil it for you - you have to see it for yourself but it won't be your usual "hollywood end". I loved this film, and would definitely go to see it again...
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