The film is set in 70s during the peak of communism in Russia. The budding adults in the movie however are in to all things hip i.e. from the west. They dabble in the black market harking behind Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones and western fashion. The whole society seems very progressive on the whole in contrast to the dreary world Russia was painted to be. With this backdrop, the film follows the travails of a group of young adults as they come of age. Petty rivalry, skirt chasing and staying cool seems to be their focus like most people their age all over the world. If the aim of the movie was to show that kids in Russia were just like their western counterparts, then it sure hit the bull's-eye. Other than that it’s just another drab coming of age film.