1980. Michal and Juraj are students at a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia. Fearing the dissolution of their school, the tutors are molding the seminars into a shape satisfactory to the ruling Communist Party. Each of the young students must decide: collaborating with the regime or subject themselves to draconian surveillance by the secret police.
"Slovak filmmaker Ivan Ostrochovský has crafted an uncompromising piece of arthouse cinema with thriller elements." - Cineuropa
"A brilliantly crafted, atmospherically enveloping seminary drama. Form and feeling are at odds throughout this steadily transfixing tale of young seminarians standing up to the Communist Party's infiltration of their school (...) You emerge from it out of time and out of breath." - Variety