Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The time is World War II. Lidiya Shaporenko plays a pregnant German woman, trapped behind Russian lines. When the woman goes into labor, three loyal Soviets deliver her to a field hospital: a newly graduated officer, an affable truck driver, and a soldier shell-shocked into muteness. The dangerous trip to the hospital ends up a rite of passage for all concerned. The winner of a special gold medal at the Venice Film Festival, Peace to Him Who Enters was originally released in the USSR in 1961 under the title Mir Vkhodyashchemu.
war, child, childbirth, coming-of-age, death, driver, enemy, enemy-lines, Germany, hatred, hospital, military, mute, officer, pregnancy, Russia, safety, shock, soldier, truckdriver, violence, woman