The film contains reflections of famous actor Innokientiy
Smoktunoskiy, human rights advocate Vladimir Bukovskiy
and screenwriter Vladlen Kuznietsov on moral and spiritual
right of one person to become a potentate over the
other one, on a punishing truncheon in the power-seeker's
hand. There are clips from the feature film "Hamlet"
and from Soviet newsreels in the film.