Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
For his collaboration with the Germans, a young woman's father-in-law was hung from a tree in the family's backyard. Now the woman lives in the cursed house of her widowed mother-in-law. As the film opens, she is visiting her husband in the jail where he is imprisoned for his involvement in a drunken brawl. She is considering leaving her husband, as she has fallen in love with a surgeon who has briefly taken up residence in a house across the lake. This Latvian production won the State Prize of the Latvian Republic and later won the Grand Prize of the All Union Film Festival.
Nazism, collaborator, execution, father-in-law, woman, husband, imprisonment, extramarital-affair, love-triangle