The film consists of several disconnected stories from the life of the Red Army soldiers living, training, working. There is not much dialog, which leaves us on our own to interpret sometimes surrealistic happenings on the screen. As in many other soldier movies, the topic is the clash between individual's humanity and the inherent brutality of the system. As for the acting, incredibly, most of the parts are played by real-life soldiers. Watching this film is a strange, but rewarding experience.