The end of the world is an original story told by uncle Igor, a son of Russian aristocrats, and his nine-year-old grandson Tonda. A powerful story from complicated times around 1968.
It is a story full of contrasts: Whether it is the relation between what grandpa's plentiful life entails and Tonda's imminent children's presence, or between poetry and fine humor and dramatic situations of military occupation. Or generally between everyday worries of a person and the pressure of great history.
On grandpa's life-story, mapping a big part of the 20th century traumas, one can see how much an individual's fate depends on the movement and changes of history. And how much one can defy it and maintain inner firmness and integrity. Or perhaps just dear life.