It's late July of 1989 in the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic. Olya, Natasha, Andrei, Sasha, and Igor are seventeen-year-old high school graduates. All of them, except Olya – Natasha's cousin visiting from Leningrad – have known each other since childhood. The five teenagers go on a camping trip to unwind after taking final exams at school and gaining admission to college, and to have a great time without any parental control. This short trip comes as a test of their relationships and of their emotional maturity as they approach adult life. Adolescents make plans for the future, share their dreams and aspirations without realizing that their country will soon cease to exist and their future will differ greatly from what they can currently imagine.