At the end of the war, Chavel, posing as one of the other prisoners, returns to his home which is now occupied by Therese, the sister of the prisoner he traded his possessions to, and who bitterly awaits the return of the man who had indirectly caused the death of her brother.
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This is a tragic tale about fear, regret and the impossibility of escaping the past. Anthony Hopkins masterfully illustrates in his role the transition from shame to courage. However, the tale includes some very significant improbabilities which makes it implausible. Solid entertainment.