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 tries several times to escape and to search for his father.
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Reminds me very much of another film made round the same time, Vitali Kanevsky's FREEZE DIE COME TO LIFE, in its picture of the wasteland of the state, the utter wretchedness everywhere, the callousness of people to children. Grim as hell and punches hard.