Sergei has been released from jail, where he has served a sentence for various criminal offences. Because of his past and his aggressive, disillusioned character, he experiences serious difficulties in finding his plac...展开e in society. His attempt to take advantage of Vera, a na飗e middle-aged woman, has an unexpected consequence, as a tender, hesitant relationship develops between them. Unfortunately, Sergei gets involved in a fight where one of his opponents is mortally wounded. He escapes with Vera to the countryside, and the odd couple manage to hide in an abandoned village. Soon, they realize that something is wrong with their hideout.