Based on a true story, that was already filmed as a documentary, this Hungarian drama centers on the poor wife of a man marked by the Communists for death because he participated in 1956 revolution against the Communists. To protect him, the wife has hidden him away in a tiny cell located beneath the duck house at her parents' farm. At first all is well, but after a while boredom and claustrophobia set in for the man who can see his loved ones, but is never allowed to be with them. It is hard on the wife who becomes increasingly lonely and enticed by the overtures of an insistent customs official.
~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide