Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov (November 13] 1887 – January 26, 1943) was a prominent Russian and Soviet botanist and geneticist best known for having identified the centres of origin of cultivated plants. We should never forget the sacrifice by all twelve, nine of which died from starvation preserving the world's largest seed collection. I can't imagine starving to death surrounded by food. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Vavilov
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. With Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún Gísladóttir. At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return.