Two Russian soldiers, one battle-seasoned and the other barely into his boots and uniform, are taken prisoner by an anxious Islamic father from a remote village hoping to trade them for his captured son.
Young Sasha is brought into a state-run children's home because his mother died early and his father spends most of his life in prison. The conditions are like in a penal institution. Sasha... See full summary »
A band of young musicians is looking for fees across the steppe in an ramshackle old bus. During their tour, starving, they kill a cow but they don't know what to do with it. They will also... See full summary »
The story takes place in post-perestroika Russia. With 80-year-old values being destroyed, people are trying to find ways to earn money, to build their future according to the unspeakable cruel laws of the Time of Troubles. They deal with the questions of morality and human principles when they have to make a choice between a life in comfort or a life with pure conscience. Yelena Safonova is very good as always.
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