Screenplay: Miran Zupanič
Director: Miran Zupanič
A spin of the WW I is introduced by a series of documentary photos of Austro-Hungarian soldiers. From recruits to the dead we follow them on their way of slaughter animals. There are also ANA and her husband FRANC BERGER, an artillery lieutenant, who had been, due to being wounded in the battlefield, positioned at Brieftaubenstation Lindenhofen, the mail pigeons station. Near to the station there is the graveyard, where thousands of the dead are buried.
It is the year 1917. Lindenhof station is a-few-minute pigeon flight away from the battle line of Soča front, hidden in the sinkhole on the rocky Karst plain. BERGER, whose job is to send coded messages to the COMMANDMENT, has found himself in great despair. His seven-year-old son OSKAR has just died, his wife ANA has been taken to a mental institution. All ANA’s diagnoses show her as normal, but despite the fact she believes OSKAR is still alive. To please his wife BERGER writes letters to her regularly. As himself and as OSKAR…
…Will SOLDIER desert the army because of LITTLE? Will he enter the green personnel among the outsiders, deserters, and traitors? Will anyone else abandon the army besides SOLDIER?
Can a person be loyal to him/herself only by getting out of the order? Forced, opponent or absurd order? And wait for the opportunity to create his own?