About the film
prison soviet union rebellion wrongful imprisonment wrongful arrest perestroika communism juvenile detention center totalitarianism stalinism 1960s loss of innocence mother son relationship
Lessons at the End of Spring
Release Date: July 18, 1991
|Writers||:||Oleg Kavun, Aleksandr Makarov|
During the chaotic last months of the Khrushchev regime, a teenager’s errand to the village market for bread ends in a nightmarish confrontation with local police authorities. Sadistic shower room confrontations, unsanitary detention facilities and a tomb-like prison cell become classrooms on the horrors of the human soul. As his fellow captives are tortured, die or quietly lose their minds, the naive 13-year-old becomes an unwilling witness to starting lessons in honor, hatred, conscience and survival.