February 1945. Europe is in ruins and the Red Army is searing its way across Germany. The War is over, but for some the fight for survival is only just beginning. Alix, the aristocratic daughter of a German resistance fighter, is alone and desperate to flee. But when a ferocious snowstorm descends she must return to the shelter of her abandoned home. There she finds her childhood sweetheart, Gregor. As old passions are rekindled, a couple break in to hide - a man in Gestapo uniform and a more familiar companion. By morning the woman and her Nazi escort are dead, and Gregor has vanished. Terrified, Alix runs for her life. Can the riddles of that fateful night ever be deciphered?