WITHIN THE WHIRLWIND

UMEDIA (BRUXELLES) - as FIN

Drama - Completed 2008

Based on a true story of the Russian poet E.G., who has been sent to the Soviet Gulag in 1939 and only survived because of her love to the German camp doctor Anton.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Synopsis
    • The world of Evgenia Ginzburg, a literature professor, begins to close in around her as colleagues and even her own husband succumb to the madness of Stalin's reign of terror. Because of her refusal to falsely admit her own guilt, she is accused of terrorism and sent to 10 years hard labor in a gulag in Siberia. Halfway through her sentence, having lost everything, and no longer wishing to live, she meets the camp doctor and slowly begins to come back to life.
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