A Securitate general torn between the gruesome demands of his job as a top secret police commander and his conscience. A young man who learns for the first time what true love is, to only discover it was just an illusion. A strikingly beautiful girl unable to find her inner-self allowing destiny to run its course and sadly, becoming a victim of the corrupt communist system. All set against the historical background of the repressive regime in communist Romania in the 1970s, during the "golden era" of the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. A White Dress is a story addressed and connected to the heart and to the soul. The heroes, in a continuous, illusory search for eternal love, for beauty and purity, in the end realise that a perfect world does not exist. They are sadly defeated by their own destiny, in which the intrinsic evil of the communist system plays a major role.
Stefan Raicu was born and educated in communist Romania. As a teenager and young adult, he experienced the hardship of life behind the Iron Curtain. He completed an Economics Honours degree in 1978 and then together with his wife and young son, migrated to Australia in 1983. He currently works as a freelance Accountant, Finance and Business Adviser in south-western Sydney.