AFTER THE MURDER OF HIS FATHER, A YOUNG, SLOVENIAN BOY IS FORCED TO TAKE UP ARMS FOR THE NAZI REGIME AND SURVIVE THE BRUTALITIES OF WWII.
GENRE: WAR EPIC/DRAMA
On April 6th, 1941, the German Armed Forces attacked Yugoslavia and by the end of the month had annexed most of Slovenia.
During this period, Anton's father was murdered by the SA and Anton was conscripted into the Wehrmacht.
Sixteen weeks of brutal basic training taught him the most important lesson of his life: think, act and speak in German, and only German to survive.
While on leave, he met his first and only love: Adriana.
Anton was wounded in Sevastapol and sent to Innsbruck to convalesce, where Adriana found a unique method to extend his stay.
The two lovers kept in touch by writing, while Anton was stationed in France with the 716th.
He was captured near Caen-Saint-Lô by Canadian troops after D-Day and shipped off to Northern Scotland.
After six-months, Anton was outfitted by the Allies and sent back to Slovenia to join the Yugoslavian People's Army.
The war ended on May 8th, 1945, but the killings didn't end as thousands of German collaborators, accommodators and sympathizers were rounded-up
Sickened by the murderous spree, Anton discharged himself from the Red Army, only to be arrested and imprisoned at The Institute for Forced Labour Teharje.
Months later, he escaped to Austria and shipped off as a DP to Australia.
At last, he was now free.
And soon he was joined by Adriana.