Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
Based on the writings of Tadeusz Borowski, a child survivor of Auschwitz who committed suicide at 29, this is the story of two concentration camp survivors. A sensitive young poet is approached by a pretty Jewish girl with a plan to move to the West. Fueled by hatred over his experience in prison, he is reluctant to go and seeks revenge on his former captors. His hatred of the Germans prevents him from realizing the girl has fallen in love with him. The woman is accidentally shot by an American soldier, causing the poet to cry for the first time in years. He must reckon with his past and is finally awakened to the feelings that allowed his initial creativity that was suppressed by his Nazi captors.
poet, survivor, Jewish, Polish [nationality], bitterness, concentration-camp, love, war