This film is the story of a scientist, a Nobel Prize winner, who has survived
an accidental nuclear holocaust and is spending his days with a motley group in
the basement of a museum. The title of the film derives from the monologues addressed
by the scientist to his missing son. With inevitable comparisons to The Day After
and echoes of Tarkovski's ravaged landscapes of The Stalker, the film is a bitter
denouncement of the nuclear threat.
The direction of the film is by Konstantin Lopushanski; the script by Konstantin Lopushanski, V Rybakov and B Strugatski; cinematography by Nikolai Prokopsev and music by Alexander Zhurbin.