The narrator tells how journalist Paul Rea found a letter that inspired him to make the film. Alex McClelland explains how no-one believed he spent time in a German concentration camp.
In voice-over and interview, the writer and ex-Australian soldier Alex McClelland explains his consternation at not being believed about having spent time in a concentration camp. The narrator notes there is another person who has been through the same experience. Unbeknownst to each other, what binds the two men together is being interned in the same Czechoslovakian concentration camp.
Later in the film, McClelland states that the doctors he consulted told him it was ‘all in his mind’ which, he feels, eventually led to a nervous breakdown. To continually be dismissed as delusional would be enough to send anyone a little crazy, but McClelland battled on regardless of his mental state to find some resolution to his dark and disturbing memories and experiences.