A lifelong misanthrope finds his compassion for his fellow humans on the icy Russian taiga in this tale of forgiveness and redemption.
Gloomy fisheries inspector Trofim is a curmudgeon who considers everyone else a criminal. A hardliner and stickler for the rules, he’s hated by those he polices – which leads to him being stranded in the snow, on the far side of a lake, with no boat and no help. When Trofim finds an abandoned newborn in a lonely lodge, his days-long search for the guilty mother through a snowbound forest turns into a discovery of his own soul.
This powerful drama of moral choices and ultimate redemption is an adaptation of writer Vladimir Tendryakov’s 1965 novella.