"Pack up the samovar, we're going home!" At least, that's what a group of naive Russian ex-pats living in France think in this juicy tale of deception and betrayal. The year is 1946, during the reign of Crazy Joe Stalin; Russian-born doctor Alexei
Golovine (Oleg Menchikov), his French wife, Marie (Sandrine Bonnaire), their son and a boatload full of returnees are lured back to the Motherland with Soviet passports, amnesty and a chance to rebuild the wobbly, post-war USSR. Barely off the gangplank in Odessa, the emigrants' hopes of a bright
future are horrifyingly dashed; many are murdered on the spot, while others are shipped off to labor camps. The young doctor an...