A film by Andrei Konchalovsky.In russian, german, french and yiddish with german subtitles
The film is built around the intertwining destinies of three main characters during the Second World War: Russian aristocrat-emigrant and member of the French Resistance Olga (Yuliya Vysotskaya), a French collaborator Jules (Philippe Duquesne) and a high-ranking SS officer Helmut (Christian Clauss).
Olga is arrested for hiding Jewish children from the Nazi roundups. Her case is overseen by Jules. He is interested in 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. A chimeric hope of freedom is replaced by cruel reality – 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.
Russland/Deutschland 2016, 130 min., russisch, deutsche, französische, hebäische OmU
Regie: Andrei Konchalovsky
Drehbuch: Andrei Konchalovsky, Elena Kiseleva.
Darsteller: Julia Vysotskaya, Philippe Duquesne, Christian Clauß, Peter Kurth, Jacob Diehl, George Lenz, Viktor Sukhorukov, Anna-Mariya Danilenko, Anastasiya Serova, Yaroslav Khimchenko, Jean Denis Römer, Caroline Piette