a mixture of documentary material they shot themselves, historical material
and half-scripted scenes, the filmmakers show life in the small Czech
village Bystrá. The ordinary mixes with the spectacular, like when the
whole village reconstructs a battle from World War 2 with tanks and explosive
devices. But this historical event is only one of the many stories and
legends from which the people of Bystrá put together their village's history.
They tell anecdotes about crazy arsonists, rapacious foxes, or brave partisan
warriors being killed by the Nazis.