In the new IFC film Midnight, The burial (Buryal)it is 1945 in Berlin, and Adolf Hitler is dead. The Second World War is nearing the end, but there is still work to be done. A group of Russian soldiers are given what they think is a simple task: get Hitler’s corpse out of Germany. However, the soldiers learn that they are being followed, and the Germans want Hitler back.
At the center of the fictional story is Brana Vasilyeva, a Russian soldier played by Charlotte Vega. In the trailer, Vasilyeva is worried about the mission and she seems to be nervous at all times, knowing that Hitler’s remains are of the utmost importance to many people, especially among the Germans. When her truck breaks down and soldiers enter the city looking for supplies, the gang of soldiers begins to realize that they are being followed.
The Russians are being stalked by a group of German soldiers known as the “Werewolves.” Werewolves were a group of Nazi partisans tasked with harassing and fighting Allied forces as they advanced through Germany. His guerrilla warfare tactics mirrored those of a werewolf, hence the name. The werewolves ambush the Russian unit as they attempt to steal Hitler’s body. Nevertheless, Vasilyeva leads the remaining soldiers into a last stand because, in her words, “The war is not over.”
The burial opens in theaters and on demand on September 2.