Vera Farmiga as: Natalia
Directed by: Tom Roberts
Selected Cast: Thomas Kretschmann, John Malkovich, Daniel Brühl & Natalie Press
Written by: Simon van der Borgh & Natalia Portnova
Release Year: 2008
Genre: Drama / Romance / War
MPAA Rating: R
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…
• Filmed in Russia (view all.)
• In the mass shower scene, one of the German P.O.W.s in the back has on black Speedos when they were all supposed to have stripped completely.