In June 1946, Stalin invites the Russian exiled from the 1917 Revolution to return home. When the ships comes ashore in Odessa, the passengers are divided in two groups and one of them is executed. Among the survivors are Dr. Aleksei Golovin, his French wife Marie and their young son. Marie is accused to be a spy, her French passport is torn up and Aleksei accepts to move to Kyiv with his family to save her. They are sent to a room in a communal house and soon Marie befriends the super, an old woman who speaks French. But she is denounced and killed by the government agents. Marie feels guilty and brings her grandson Sasha Vasilyev, who will be evicted, to live in her room with her family. Marie wants to return to her family in France, but Aleksei explains that they are imprisoned in Russia. Marie tries a contact with the leftist French actress Gabrielle Develay to ask for help to leave the USSR. While Marie gets distant from her husband, she gets closer to Sacha, who is a great swimmer and the only chance to Marie contact her family.


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Summary Details
DistributorSony Pictures Classics
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8 theaters
Release DateApr 7, 2000
Running Time2 hr 1 min
GenresAdventure Drama History Romance
In Release269 days/38 weeks
Widest Release70 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Apr 7-945$56,147-8-$7,018$56,1471
Apr 14-1637$80,289+43%11+3$7,299$160,8992
Apr 21-2342$90,352+12.5%17+6$5,314$283,7663
Apr 28-3037$116,790+29.3%30+13$3,893$438,0534
May 5-728$154,061+31.9%70+40$2,200$637,2435
May 12-1433$143,078-7.1%67-3$2,135$843,0716
May 19-2138$104,953-26.6%54-13$1,943$1,007,5467
May 26-29
Memorial Day wknd
Jun 2-442$93,759-51-$1,838$1,309,2009
Jun 9-1137$109,003+16.3%56+5$1,946$1,459,23010
Jun 16-1837$90,172-17.3%49-7$1,840$1,598,45511
Jun 23-2541$76,726-14.9%51+2$1,504$1,714,49912
Jun 30-Jul 246$54,864-28.5%40-11$1,371$1,806,63913
Jul 7-952$48,812-11%33-7$1,479$1,910,40714
Jul 14-1647$62,682+28.4%40+7$1,567$2,000,97315
Jul 21-2361$37,555-40.1%29-11$1,295$2,067,00516
Jul 28-3059$40,093+6.8%26-3$1,542$2,126,66317