Soviet Union, near the Chinese border, 1923. A stranger has just come in this little country village. He is a teacher, sent by the Communist Party to teach the ignorant masses. But the countrymen are to help him, and even to let their children go and "sleep" at school instead of giving a hand. There is only, Altynai (Natalya Arinbasarova), an orphan, to seem fascinated by the teacher and his knowledge.
Bolot Beyshenaliev, Natalya Arinbasarova, Idris Nogajbayev, Darkul Kuyukova, M. Kyshtobaev, Kirey Zharkimbayev, K. Rysmendiyeva, Asanbek Kydyrnazarov, Sovetbek Dzhumadylov, N. Chokubayev, Iskender Ryskulov, Medel Maniyazov, Z. Asankulov, A. Aytaliev, A. Berdybayev, Nasreddin Dubashev, K. Dzhamanova, Baken Kydykeyeva, Lidiya Malysheva, Dzhumash Sydykbekova