Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
Shelved since 1977, this beautifully photographed feature deals with four men who are called away from the native Georgia to fight the war. Beka (Temur Chkheidze) is a monk who enjoys painting pictures on the walls of the monastery. Ivane (Surab Kapianidze) is a poor farm worker who works to feed his many children. Naskida (Temo Djaparidze) is a stonecutter who uses his skills on the construction of a small church in the mountains, and Kirile (Djemal Moniava) is a young nobleman who yearns to marry his fiance. All of their lives are disrupted when they are summoned to fight for their country.