It took director Mikhail Illyenko five years to produce the film, and finally it’s about to hit the big screen on Jan. 19 in Kyiv’s Kinopalats, on 1 Instytutska Street.
A young Ukrainian pilot during World War II called Ivan Dodoka ends up in Stalin’s GULAG in Siberia for being captures by the Nazis. His close friend, also an army man, pronounces him dead to pursue his wife.
Although Dodoka escapes from the camp, his former friend turned enemy starts to hunt his as a dangerous criminal all over the USSR. Ivan disappears off his radar, and years later his wife finds out that he lives in Canada as has become chief of a native tribe.