Asa returns to his home yurt in the Central Asian steppes of Kazakhstan after a stint in the Russian navy. He hopes to marry Tulpan, the sole maiden in the district, but she rejects him on account of his wide ears. One would then think the film would proceed down the well trodden path of unrequited love. But strangely the focus shifts to the life of shepherds on the steppes and thereby doing scant justice to either themes.
Rating: * +