Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
A family struggles to grow food in the rocky, arid soil in the days following World War II. A lone soldier is the only man in a town of women and children. Flashbacks tell the story of his youth as he hears the death-bed confession of his uncle. The uncle had married his best friend's fiancé after his friend died under mysterious circumstances. The psychological scars of war last long after the war ends in this symbolic drama. Two generations later, the aftershocks of the war still plague the peasants, and their outlook is as bleak as the unforgiving soil they till.
atrocity, confession [criminal], death, love-triangle, soldier, war, war-atrocities