'The Private from Odessa' is a portrait of Boris Schnaiderman, Brazil's most important translator and essayist on Russian literature and culture. Using different cinematic approaches, the film depicts Boris as he reflects on his personal experiences —his childhood in the 1920's Odessa, his experience as a Brazilian soldier during World War Two— and on his still evolving work as a translator and essayist.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.
Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life.