- a filmprojekt under development, based on the book by Bertil Nelsson
In 1888, two Swedish twin brothers, Martin and Henning Sandell, are in personal debt. What's more, Martin is involved in a unfortunate love affair. In order to escape their troubles back home, they enlist in the French Legion.
The brothers are subsequently posted in the remote and unforgiving province of Tonkin (the northernmost part of Vietnam). Henning dies after a few months ordeal. Martin, however, spends the next 25 adventurous yet tormenting years in this turbulent part of the world. In more than 200 letters back home, an incredible life during an amazing time in history, is depicted.