The world has been devastated by a nuclear catastrophe. A group of young girls, led by an old woman, move through the shattered landscape, in quest of men who survived. The young women were only born after the terrifying apocalypse. They obey their leader, even if they often cannot understand her sadness or grasp her decisions. One day, in a valley, they find the small, run-down Hotel Ozone and a man living in it. A key work of the Czech New Wave, the film is a milestone of 60s Eastern European sci-fi.
A leading member of the so-called Czech New Wave, Schmidt was born in Prague on January 3, 1934. He began his career shooting short documentaries, but soon devoted himself to fiction films. His work spans several genres, and he often inserts adventure elements into otherwise realistic narratives.