The Captivating Star of Happiness is a beautiful film by ace director, Vladimir Motyl, that tells the story of the famous Decembrist uprising that took place in St. Petersburg in December, 1825.
On a cold winter day, young revolutionary Russian army officers gathered in the Senate Square outside the Imperial Winter Palace with the hope of getting rid of autocracy in Russia. However, the conspirators ended up failing drastically. After the revolt, the they confessed one by one and were exiled to Siberia. The film follows the stories of five such Decembrists and the long journeys their selfless wives took to voluntarily follow their husbands into Siberian exile.