Film is dedicated 'to the unknown heroes who died for their country', and a sense of fatality pervades the quiet first half, tracing the simple lives of four men. Stonecutter Nadzika works humbly on carvings for a tiny church under construction in the mountains, aided by his angelic ox. The monk Beka paints pictures on bis monastery 's walls, field hand Ivane struggles to keep his brood of kids fed, a young nobleman thinks of his future bride. All are called to war to defend their homeland and give their lives unselfishly. (Yung. in Variety, 18.5.1988).
Zurab Kapianidze, Temo Japaridze, Jemal Moniava
Nadar Managadze, Erlom Akhvlediani, Dato Javakhishvili