Plot: It is based on a true story about two Chinese children who are taken in to a Russian, what appears to be an orphanage. They are taken care of, educated, and assimilate into the culture.
This is a troubled period in history, 1940s. Civil war in China, Germany's military expansion across Europe, Japan's entry into the war. The children, all, are innocent to what is to take place; yet, at the same time, they are inclusive, made a part of the war.
The two Chinese children, boy and girl, undergo hardship. The girl, Chuchu, gets taken in by the German army. She undergoes mental, spiritual, and physical torture. Her silent cries go unheard. What this young lady undergoes violates her innocence, her identity, and scars her.
The boy embraces the Russian ideology, the way of life, and wants to defend Russian against German occupation. He, too, is young, innocent, and, in the end also endures a tragedy.
This movie, in so few words, is worth every minute of its viewing. It was powerful.