The story begins in a small rural village in Slavonia,Ladimirevci in 1943, where a land owner Sima is helping the Partisan Movement and the official Ustasha regime in order to save the life of his son Benes, who is enlisted in the German army. Sima doesn't want to let his son fight for the wrong side any more, and doesn't want to give him to the Partisans either, so he hides him in his attic for the time being. The story is interwoven with episodes of Sima trying to muster a beautiful stallion - Sokol - who only answers to his son Benes and clearly doesn't like his old man.
Did You Know?
After the successful premiere of the film in the town of Vinkovci, the director of the film Branko Schmidt
and the main actor Fabijan Sovagovic
went to the official dinner party were they were immediately arrested by the head of the former Yugoslaw Security police, who took them to the Station where they were both interrogated all through the night about the alleged Ustasha organizations who may have financed the film. Since this notion was absurd and all of the film's producers are named in the credits, they were both released in the morning. See more