An innocent man is accused of collaborating with the Nazis during the German invasion of the Soviet Union in Sergei Loznitsa’s Second World War drama ‘In the Fog’.
Set in 1942 after the Nazis have seized Belarus, innocent railway worker Sushenya (Vladimir Svirskiy) is marched from his home by two men opposed to the German occupation and into a forest to be executed. His crime: being a traitor to his country by making a deal with the enemy.
A flashback reveals Sushenya had been wrongly arrested by the Nazis for sabotaging a German train, but instead of being hanged he was inexplicably released. As his would be-killers prepare to carry out their execution they are spotted by German police and shots are fired. Following the encounter Sushenya finds himself faced with a moral decision: care for his wounded compatriots or run.
‘In the Fog’ is a compelling morality tale in which the terms of good and evil become, as the film’s title implies, hidden in the fog of war.
‘In the Fog’ will be screened at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Wednesday, June 4th at 8pm. Tickets: €9 (€7 concession & €5 for film club members).