A Cannes Grand Prize winner released in the USA with English subtitles. Mihailo, the son of the village gunsmith, is seduced by the wife of an elderly tavern-keeper. When the husband discovers them together, the wife k...展开ills him with a knife handed her by the boy. He runs away and broods about the killing for a few years, and has no interest in women. Back home, his girlfriend, Anika, waits for his return. When he does, and does not take advantage of her encouragement, recalling his bad experience of years past, she reacts by becoming the town harlot. Her half-wit brother resents her love for Mihailo, and when he sees that they might get together, he kills his sister.