In the days of WWII, the world was a very different place. Here we are given a glimpse into a single piece of this massive puzzle. The Russian government oversaw their population, from their homes, their jobs and even their families. It was very structured and controlled. One thing that didn't happen was murder. Yes, there were killings deemed necessary by the government but the thought of citizens murdering citizens was unheard of. When a particular pattern of these instances started happening, those in charge chose to do nothing. It all came down to one man, one man who couldn't sit in silence. What he did would make a change... but was it a change in the right direction? In this controlling society, there was not to be anything of the sorts. So what happened? Are you curious? Then you'll have to watch. The story has great depth and the characters are relatable. The telling of it at times is a bit slow but that would also be true to the time. What you take away from this may differ from person to person but each will take something from this dark tale. This film is not based on a true story but it was inspired by one. If you're a history buff or a fan of the darker tales... You'll enjoy this. Be prepared though, it's more than it seems.