A family in a Slovak village faces an impossible situation when one of the children falls seriously ill. The small boys' condition requires permanent care, expensive medicine and continuous trips to the capital, a seven hour train-ride from the village. In spite of intensive letter writing to the social authorities there is no help to get and the family becomes dependent on loans from high interest credit companies.
The object of the film is not just the unfortunate family but more so the decay of welfare in Eastern Europe after twenty years of crony capitalism and neo-liberal governments busily trying to live up to austerity requirements from the west while indifferent to the plight of its people.
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