Matthew Dunster directs Alexander Solzhenitsyn's gripping story about the struggle between sex, humanity and survival.
Nemov is a new arrival at the camp, sent straight from the army front line to take charge of the prisoners. Confronted with the systems hypocrisy, he is pushed to the limits. How long can he endure the barbarity and injustice of the camp; a system that thrives on power, corruption, and sexual amorality?
When Nemov meets Lyuba, one of the women prisoners - a “love girl”, he is tempted further, and forced to confront himself and how far he must betray his own moral and emotional loyalties.