Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
This film was made in the Russian province of Uzbekistan in central Asia. Rodion (Rodion Nakhapetov) is the long-haired youth moved by rock & roll and his love for Tania (Anastasia Vertinskaya). Tragedies engulf their friends -- like the Greek communist who returned to his own country and faced persecution. An oil-well fire claims the life of several of their friends including one mother. Rodion ends up losing his girlfriend due to events beyond anyone's control. Anastasia Vertinskaya played Ophelia in the excellent Russian production of Hamlet.
friendship, girlfriend, love, persecution, teenagers