Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky's first American film is a weird conglomeration of things American and things Eastern European in this post-WW II drama that takes place in a small Pennsylvania steel town. Ivan Bibic (John Savage) is a veteran who is glad to return home. His father
(Robert Mitchum) gives him a matter-of-fact welcome in what seems to be an effort to quickly reassimilate his son back into the community. During his tour of duty, Ivan dreamed only of his girl back home, Maria Bosic (Nastassja Kinski), and painted an idealized picture of her virginal womanhood.
When he returns, however, he finds that she has been lusted after by most of the men in t...