The sweep of history is shown through events as seen in a poor tobacco-growing village. Before World War II, the villagers are not allowed to sell or smoke their own crops. They are forced by the police and authorities...展开to send their entire output to a government monopoly at outrageously low prices. In order to survive, they are forced to try to sell whatever they can hide from the police on the black market. When the war comes, the crop is sold to the Italian occupiers, once again failing to benefit the villagers. Afterwards, the new and more benign state once again resumes monopolistic practices, but at least one farmer cannot accept this.
Two young men and a girl, everyone with his own point of view, changing phases of mutual conflicts and affections, were found in time when the question of human liberty was red heat important. In a tobacco growing area, since the times when a man could not smoke his own tobacco, to the moment when he starts deciding by himself about fruits of his labor, these young people grow mature with heavy contradictions of the world around them, determined by war and peace, love and politics.