Director: Maria Mozhar

Screen Play by: Maria Mozhar

Director of Photography: Alexander Smirnov

Art-director: Andrey Vasin

Costume designer: Alena Nikolaeva

Make-up artist: Ludmila Seregina

Sound Director: Sergey Sokolov

Composer: Pavel Karmanov

Editor: Gleb Nikulskiy Elena Andreeva

Starring: Julia Aug Elena Yatsko Aksel Shrik Gennady Garbuk Olesya Pukhovaya

Producer: Alexey Uchitel

Production: Rock Films BELARUSFILM with the support of the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography and the Belorussian Culture Ministry Cinematography Department

Country of production: Russia Belorussia

Genre: Drama

Time: 87 min


Belorussia, summer 1942. The war has moved on, far off to the east. The life of a small town where the German authorities of the region have set themselves up is getting back to "normal". The Germans study Russian, flirt with the local girls, the women wash their clothes and feed them. They have to carry on somehow... But suddenly the teenage son of the film’s heroine decides to run away to the partisans and blows up a German train so that they could accept him. He gets caught and the Germans have to execute him in order "to teach others a lesson". That’s the order and it can’t be disobeyed. The Germans know that this execution will bring an end to their peaceful lives. The local commandant understands this better than anyone as he is already involved in a close relationship with the boy’s mother. But he can’t ignore an order from his commanders ... 

  • Award
    Baltic Debuts Film Festival

    Best Female Character

  • Grand Prix
    Brigantina Film Festival
  • Awards
    VI National Festival of Belorussian Films in Brest

    Best Male Actor, Special Prize "Best Debut in the Cinema"

  • Diploma
    XIV Minsk International Film Festival "Listapad"

    Special Diploma of the International Jury " For fidelity to traditions and aspiration of the new decision of a theme of World War II, Special prize "Best Co-production Russian-Belorussian Project"