4.5. Pretty gloomy picture of the title feeling in the USSR in the late '60s. Interviews with people on the street between fiction segments that take on an increasingly desperate edge. It's all funny in a disquieting sort of way, with the vignettes and interviews seemingly there just for that perfect, devastating final sequence. The censors had their way with it; Kalik was only able to make his cut in Israel in 1992.