Zyrin, Belikov and Elin are just three of the recruits trying to survive the last hundred days of training before becoming real soldiers. But even those who pass may not survive their release. 100 Days is an extraordinary work of fiction made using the real Red Army during the decline of the Soviet Union. The stark, compelling landscape swamps the recruits in a world of entropy and despair as they try to survive insanity and the ever-watchful angel of death. Avoiding formal narrative, the vignettes of the film gradually merge to form a story of frustration and despair, mirroring the plight of the entire Soviet block at the time. The young soldiers endure their daily routines of washing one another, eating, training and sleeping together with no will of their own. Subdued, they wander without purpose through their alarmingly compelling, insular and overtly homoerotic world.