In the darkest days of World War II, two partisans set out for supplies to sustain their beleaguered outfit, braving the blizzard-swept landscape of Nazi-occupied Belorussia. When they fall into the hands of German forces and come face-to-face with death, each must choose between martyrdom and betrayal, in a spiritual ordeal that lifts the film's earthy drama to the plane of religious allegory.
|Directed by||Larisa Shepitko|
|Written by||Vasili Bykov, Yuri Klepikov|
|Company||International Film CircuitInternational Film CircuitInternational Film Circuit|