The film is Sokurov's feature film debut and is based on the novel The River Potudan by Andrei Platonov. It's a story about the lives of people in the Russian countryside in the beginning of the 20th century. The film was completed in 1979 as a graduation film, but was banned by the Soviet state and didn't premiere until 1987.
|Title||The Lonely Voice of Man|
|Production Companies||Lenfilm, Vsesoyuznyj Gosudarstvennyj Institut Kinematografii (VGIK)|