The remarkable story unfolds in the confines of a concentration camp, where two women defy the odds to find love. Nelly Mousset-Vos, a Belgian opera singer, and Nadine Hwang, a Chinese resistance fighter, cross paths on a fateful Christmas Eve in 1944 at the Ravensbrück concentration camp, both sharing the grim experience of imprisonment. As the war approaches its end, they are forcibly separated but later reunite, embarking on a journey to Venezuela to freely live out their love.
For many years, Nelly and Nadine’s extraordinary love story remained a closely guarded secret, hidden even from their closest family members. Today, Nelly’s granddaughter Sylvie has unveiled the intimate archive of their love. In Magnus Gertten’s poignant documentary, Nelly’s diary entries, photographs, love letters, and film reels intertwine to narrate a remarkable tale encompassing the horrors of war, closely held family mysteries, and love that triumphs against all odds.
The film received the prestigious Teddy Award at the BERLINALE, the highest recognition for an LGBTQ+ film.