One family, one band. They seemed to be happy. A movie that investigates why these seemingly optimistic musicians suddenly saw no hope to continue living in USSR and tried to escape it by hijacking a plane.
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Of the many excellent late Soviet documentaries this is the supreme masterpiece. No better symbol of a system that thwarts the dreams and crushes the spirit than this family of seemingly merry Siberian musicians who felt driven to a violent, insane act.