At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return.
|厄兰·约瑟夫森 (Erland Josephson)||饰||Alexander|
|苏珊·弗利特伍德 (Susan Fleetwood)||饰||Adelaide|
|艾伦·埃德渥 (Allan Edwall)||饰||Otto|
|Guðrún Gísladóttir||饰||Maria (as Guðrún S. Gísladóttir)|
|斯文·沃尔特 (Sven Wollter)||饰||Victor|
Alexander is an aging actor and writer who has taken retirement from acting and writing. He is shown to be playfully talking to a little boy he calls as the "Little Man" to whom he describes how his mother and he met. In Alexander's birthday,his family gathers at his cottage in the pastoral lands when the terrifying news that the low-flying jet planes signalled the start of a nuclear war between the superpowers. Alexander's dreams and the real world are somehow shown to have merged into some dreamy scenes which are hauntingly long and uncoordinated. As the family attempts to cope, Alexander vo…
- 声音混合： Mono
- 纵横比：1.66 : 1
|出品公司||Josephson & Nykvist HB (in collaboration with)|
|Film Four International (in collaboration with)|
|Sandrews (in collaboration with) (as Sandrews Film & Teater AB)|
|Svenska Filminstitutet (SFI)|
|Sveriges Television (SVT) (in collaboration with) (as Sveriges Television/SVT2)|
|发行公司||Nordfilm (1987) (Theatrical) (Finland)|
|Continental Home Vídeo (DVD) (Brazil)|
|首映票房（美国）||$4,696, 22 October 2017|
- The part where Alexander tells Little Man about when they found their house is actually the story of how 安德烈·塔可夫斯基 and his wife, Larisa Tarkovskaya, found their house in the U.S.S.R.
- The opening, post-credits shot (a tracking shot of Alexander, Little Man, and Otto talking and walking) lasts nine minutes and twenty-six seconds, the longest single take in all of Tarkovsky's work.
- The cottage burnt down while the film jammed in the camera, and the crew could not reload it in time. Therefore, it had to be reconstructed and burnt a second time.