The film by Mikhail Shveitser is based on Leo Tolstoy's novel of the same name.
Katusha, a country girl, is seduced and abandoned by Prince Nekludov.
Nekludov finds himself, years later, on a jury trying the same Katusha
for a crime he now realizes his actions drove her to. He follows her to
imprisonment in Siberia, intent on redeeming her and himself as well.