After the defeat of the September Uprising in 1923, a group of rebels are detained on an island in the Black Sea, while awaiting their sentences. Kosta Rika, an old salt, is planning an escape. The carpenter Zheko,the Student and the Doctor find out about it. In the preparation the Student unwittingly caused Kosta Rika's death. Although not under the death sentence, the romantic young man decides to swim to the shore and organize the escape of the others, but dies. Zheko tries to make use of the target practice rafts, but is shot dead like a human target. After the death of the three the Doctor organize a mass escape. He menages to obtain permission to show a theatrical play to prisoners. During the performance the prisoners take the guards by surprise and disarm them all, including the brutal Captain Stanev. He attempts by force to prevent the lighthouse keeper from switching on the light as this is the only way to warn those on shore that something is wrong on the island. With the ... Written by
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On the Small Island, based on the same ideological and artistic sources as the works of the "Polish school", introduced true poetry and passion into the provincialism of Bulgarian film, and above all freely employed the immense vocabulary of film language. Vulchanov's film was attacked as being the deviation from the party line, and was labeled pessimist, existentialist, Freudian, and so on. Mira Liehm, Antonín J. Liehm. See more