Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
People of rural Yugoslavia contend with the fascists, Nazis, and finally the communists during World War II. Sime (Fabijan Sovagovic) is a family man who hopes to get along with whatever faction is in power in order to keep his farm. When his son is drafted by the fascists into the Army, he hides him in the attic. Gypsies and Jews are deported, and the communists deport their political opponents when they assume power. Sime is caught up in the war and the ensuing political turmoil in spite of his attempts to play each side against the other to save his family and property.
draft-dodger, family, war