What remains of mankind post–nuclear apocalypse is confined to a squalid underground bunker where survivors toil desperately to uphold the last vestiges of civilization. They are spurred on by their fervent belief in a fabled Ark that will deliver them from their living hell—a myth propagated by the powers that be, and spread, in part, by the increasingly disillusioned Soft (Jerzy Stuhr) as he attempts to stave off total collapse. Working in an expressionistically grimy, grey- and blue-toned palette, Szulkin crafts a shattering existential parable about the false promises of politics and religion that plays out like a Sisyphean journey into madness.