A young man has led his whole life with his grandfather. When he was in school, he was the only one who was refused to join the Youth Brigade, since his father was sentenced to death for ... See full summary »
| Captivating depiction of moral bravery under communist regime
If you like to be immersed in what it was like living under the communist regime of Czechoslovakia, then this movie offers an excellent view into a life of one family.
A boy whose father was executed for spying is brought up by his grandfather. He faces ostracism by those around him who are worried about their association with the family. The grandfather never wavers from his moral principles and his values become firmly implanted in the grandson. He also faces adversity with courage of a person who will not bend for the ones in power to get ahead.
There are many comic scenes where the ridiculous contrasts of characters serving the regime are exposed. The movie is well done, great acting and a thoughtful treatment of the atmosphere in the dark days of communism.