This film is based on the true life story of Sara Goralink, a 14 year old Polish Jew whose entire family was wiped out by the Nazis in 1942. After a grueling escape to the Ukrainian countryside, Sara steals her Christian best friend’s identity and finds refuge in a village where she stays with a couple. Thereafter, she survives with her false identity, closely guarding her secret all the while, which she must protect at any cost.
There are incidents and occasions when she narrowly escapes the jaws of the prowling Nazis. All this tension and high drama are so skillfully portrayed on celluloid that the viewers watch it with bated breath until the last scene of the film. Sara, however, reveals her identity only in the last scene of the film when the war is finally over and she joins the jubilant Russian soldiers on her return journey to Europe. This is the debut feature film of celebrated American documentary maker Steven Oritt.