Sadovnik (1988)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Message Movie  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - USSR  |  
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Liosha (Oleg Borisov) is a veteran gardener who cares for the apple orchard like his late father before him, and he receives letters from all over the country requesting seeds from the ancient orchard. Local authorities question Liosha who willingly sends the seeds at his own expense. His years of dedication to the garden and orchard have turned him into a hermit after he loses his best friend and his wife. When a local commission makes plans to destroy his beloved orchard in favor of a chicken coop, Liosha wages a successful battle against the bureaucracy to save the land. The feature has a definite message of the importance of ecological conservation.



against-the-system, battle [war], bureaucracy, ecology, gardener, government, hermit