Coming Out of the Ice
1982, True Life
American-born athlete Victor Herman (John Savage) becomes a prisoner of Soviet Russia's mounting nationalism. At 16, he moves to Russia, where he excels in parachute jumping. As his accomplishments draw praise, Soviet officials ask that he renounce his American citizenship. When Herman refuses, he is exiled to Siberia and imprisoned in a hard-labor camp for 18 years because of his so-called "counterrevolutionary activities." The film is based on a true story.