Eastern Europe, 1945 - As the tide of the war changes, the Nazis step up their attempts to eradicate the "Jewish problem". There is one SS officer feared above all others - RICHTER, a bloodthirsty killer who has achieved almost legendary status. Her village destroyed and her husband killed, a young mother, IVA, is forced to join a partisan group in her attempt to survive and find her 8-year-old son, FELIX. Wounded in a skirmish with German soldiers, Iva takes refuge in an abandoned country monastery. She is not alone for long. A German officer, KREUTZER, seemingly a German deserter, also takes refuge in the monastery and discovers her. The two forge an unlikely alliance, saving Iva's life. Meanwhile, Felix is befriended by a teenage girl, ESZTER, and a bond quickly forms between the two refugees. Eszter agrees to help Felix look for his mother, even though she knows that the chances of finding her alive a slim. In the nightmare haze of war, mother and son are reunited, but it is too ...
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