The Blue Division was a large contingent of Spanish volunteer soldiers who fought alongside the Germans on the Eastern Front during World War II against the Russians. Suddenly, within their ranks, several soldiers are found murdered by a serial killer, with their throats cut. A soldier and a sergeant, reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes and Watson, take on a most challenging investigation: there are 18,000 suspects, and the extreme temperatures do not make things any easier. In his second incursion into war movies after «Territorio Comanche,» Gerardo Herrero adapts a complex noir novel by Ignacio del Valle, full of symbolic and religious elements. It is a lavish production, atypical in Spanish cinema, produced by Herrero and Antonio Saura themselves, starring renowned actors Juan Diego Botto and Carmelo Gómez.
A Batallion of the Spanish ‘Blue Division’ runs into a desolatedlandscape; a Cavalry Squadron frozen to death in a lake, their bodiesstill riding their horses. All but for one. His corpse lies on the ice;his throat slit. Engraved in blood on his shoulder reads ‘Watchout, God is Watching You’. Soldier Arturo Andrade, a former policeinspector, is assigned to the case. He proceeds methodically withthe investigation with the aid of Sergeant Estrada. The clues leadthem to conclusions of a perverse vengeance. Everyone is undersuspicion, more than 18.000 people stuck in the cruel war. Theyare facing a serial killer who is a hunter in the snow