The story concerned a group of Nihilists, members of an extreme revolutionary party in 19th-century Russia, finding nothing to approve of in the constitutional order of things, and was intended to expose the evils of Czarist Russia, where prisoners were ill-treated and arbitrarily deported to Siberia.
In the final scene, the dying heroine, herself one of the exiles, is dragged from the mine-shaft in which she has been forced to work, and thrown into the snow, where she breathes her last.
- Warwara Bogodouchouw
- Colonel Rimski Korsakoff G. Retniensky
- Boris Netchaieff, a student
Algemeen Handelsblad, 9 december 1911
Algemeen Handelsblad, 11 december 1911
G. Donaldson, 'De eerste Nederlandse speelfilms en de gebroeders Mullens', in: Skrien Nr. 28, januari 1972, p. 4
G. Donaldson, Of Joy and Sorrow. A Filmography of Dutch Silent Fiction, Amsterdam (1997), pp. 79-80