Running time approx. 107 mins.
When the 22 year old Marian Kovacs is woken up in his call by a guard, his past flashes by. At 3 years old Marian is taken into care by the state when his mother, a Gypsy, is judged by the courts to be irresponsible and incapable of bringing up her child. Marian does not speak Czech and has no notion of personal hygiene. He is classified as mentally retarded on account of hereditary defects inherent in his race. His prognosis is dismal. Marian grows up wild and rebellious in a hostile world which is indifferent towards him. In orphanages, correctional facilties and on and off in prison. He puts his hope in the few people he meets along the way. However, they are unable to develop any durable human relationship. Aged 22, can he survive such loneliness? Can he escape the circle with holds him in its grips?