Within the Whirlwind
Within the Whirlwind is a 2009 German film directed by Marleen Gorris and based on the autobiographical book ill by Yevgenia Ginzburg. It stars Emily Watson and Pam Ferris. Watson has described the film as "the most stretching thing I’ve done as a mature actress."
During Joseph Stalin's Great Purge, literature professor Yevgenia Ginzburg is falsely convicted of anti-Soviet agitation and sentenced to 10 years hard labor in a Soviet forced labour camp. Having lost everything, and no longer wishing to live, she meets Dr. Anton Walter, a Crimea German political prisoner who is a doctor in a Kolyma gulag labor camp. He recommends her for a position as a nurse in the camp infirmary. They fall in love and, slowly, Evgenia begins to come back to life.
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