It’s 1955. The Office of Security arrests the father of a 13-year old Tomek. Still, the boy is among the few selected by school authorities to go on a special scouting camp led by fanatic Communists, where the children are brutally indoctrinated. Enchanted by a girl scout leader, Tomek falls under her influence.
Among many other accolades, the film received the Silver Bear – Special Jury Prize and the FIPRESCI Award at the 1982 Berlinale and the Gdansk Silver Lions at the 8th Polish Film Festival in Gdansk, 1981.