Expiation

A small Russian town one year after the end of the Second World War. The country is gripped by poverty, but Stalinism is still strong. Sixteen years old girl Sasha tells on her mother who stole doughnuts in the Army canteen to feed the family, and the woman is sent to prison. But a treachery of an officer whom Sasha loves to distraction makes Sasha to realize the difference between propagandized ideology and human values.

The film has been included in the contest program of the International Film Festival in Montréal (2012).

Based on the same name novel by Fridrikh Gorenshtein

Included in the contest program of the International Film Festival in Montréal (2012)

Production: Russia, 2012
Duration: 123 min
Directed by: Aleksandr Proshkin
Cast: Victoria Romanenko, Rinal Mukhametov, Tatiana Yakovenko, Andrey Panin, Sergey Dreiden, Ekaterina Volkova, Victor Sukhorukov