Genre: Drama / War

Director: Aleksandr Mindadze

Cast: Jacob Diehl, Birgit Minichmayr, Marc Hosemann

Country: Russia / Germany / Ukraine

Running time: 110 min

Nika Awards 2016  (equivalent of Russian Oscars) – Winner: Best Film & Best Screenplay

Russian Guild of Film Critics 2016 – Winner: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematographer, Best Actor

Moscow International Film Festival 2015 – Winner: Aleksandr Mindadze


Exceptionally private, full of emotional experiences story of an engineer Hans F. who arrived on a business trip to USSR on the eve of World War II (spring of 1941). The plot is based on the real-life events of pre-war period.

The film represents little known blank spot of the European history when soon after signing the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, a short period of friendship, close collaboration and exchange of specialists started between USSR and Germany - before these two countries confronted each other in the mortal combat.