Two brothers, Pierre and Vladimir, wonder if their Russian grandparents have been working for the Soviet secret services in Paris during the 1930s and 40s and they travel to Russia to investigate. Behind all the meetings and words, yellowed pictures, and some glasses of vodka, the lost world reappears and haunts the present.
“What if our grandparents were spies?” This is a question that the Léon brothers asked as they looked at each other. But before the question was asked, there was a suitcase that had remained shut for a long time until it left the hands of the brothers’ mother and reached Pierre through Vladimir. After opening Pandora’s box, the Léon brothers leave for Russia to learn the truth about their grandparents’ lives. This film is a documentary about a family and consists of convivial family reunions, along with moments where the brothers’ memories collide with the truth. Just like a great spy novel, this film also presents new puzzles in the moments history and individual lives intersect and undergoes the processes of dismantling and recombination. Yet at the same time, it is also about the two brothers, who drink vodka, have heart-to-heart conversations, and even dance together in an empty dance hall. (Sung MOON)
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