The film is set in Lithuania after the Second World War. It shows dramatic events in a small Lithuanian farming community, where people are split between the Soviets and the “brothers in the woods”, who are fighting to defend their land from the Soviets after the end of the Second World War.
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Brilliant blend of genres — western/thriller/rural drama. Impressive score, which follows camera editing and stresses psychological tension. If you liked this one — My Ivan Lapshin and Trial of the road (both by Alexei German) for further view.