Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This movie tells of the exploits of a young Hungarian soldier, who, on a midwinter 15-day leave, goes with his grandmother to track down his father who has deserted from the army and joined the (communist) partisans. The two of them are confronted by an army search party, and in order to win their freedom he must demonstrate some form of cooperation. He leads them to a site from which they could find his father. After a number of harrowing episodes, in which his father is killed and his grandmother dies in the snow, he himself goes off into the hills to join the partisan cause.
atrocity, desertion, family, father, grandmother, leave, partisan, search, soldier, war, war-atrocities