June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) are sent to Kiev. She wants to return to France immediately; he knows that they are captives and must watch every step. By chance, she meets a touring French actress and pleads for help. She also takes a young swimmer under her wing, and several years later, he makes a bold attempt to escape. Meanwhile, the KGB is suspicious, and hope for freedom is dim. Patience, her husband's self control, and her good looks may be their only assets.
Oleg Menshikov....Alexe´ (as Oleg Menchikov)
Sergei Bodrov Jr.....Sacha (as Sergue´ Bodrov Jr)
Ruben Tapiero....Seryozha, age 7
Erwan Baynaud....Seryozha, age 14
Grigori Manukov....Pirogov (as Grigori Manoukov)
Tatyana Dogileva....Olga (as Tatiana Doguileva)
Bogdan Stupka....Colonel Boyko
Meglena Karalambova....Nina Fyodorovna
Valentin Ganev....Volodya Petrov
Nikolai Binev....Sergei Kozlov (as Nikola´ Binev)
René Féret....Ambassadeur de France
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