This film reflects the hectic period of the Prague Spring and the Soviet invasion that followed in the summer of 1968.Three young people, orphans Yorick, Andrej and Marta, are in a cynical and hopeless world of violence and disillusionment. They survive thanks only to their own foolishness - trying to play at freedom in a country that is not free, using an inner philosophy of joy and love. They live, play, love, hate…and die.
J.Jakubisko: “Foolish games and death are cruel. Maybe too cruel. When I shot my fiction in 1968 there were people lying on the sidewalks. They didn’t have to fake death…”
1 hour 18 minutes / Color
Premiere screening: September 27th 1969 (Sorrento)
Produced by: Slovenská filmová tvorba, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia / Como Film Paris, France