Various departments of Mosfilm's Moscow studios are presented during the shooting of Sergej Bondarcuk's historical block-busters, War and Peace. There are the outside and inside sets of the film. There is the work in the studios. We see the costume department. The various examples from the set of Tarkovsky's Andreij Rulev with Rolan Bykov, and the workings of the "reading committee" for screenplays.