A village girl tires of her nagging mother, leaves home, starts work in a factory in town, gets banged up at her best friend's wedding, has an abortion.
Though told with some humour, the rather grim routine is presented in an uncensorial, matter-of-fact way, as if to imply that this is every young woman's rite of passage. Apparently banned in Czechoslovakia until 1988 (presumably for the very reason that it was too realistic and unflattering to the current way of life), this works best as a "slice of life" memento of the drudgery of day-to-day existence in the former régime, though the film somehow looks older than it is.
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