The events take the audience in 1941. An ordinary teacher Peter lives in a small village near Rostov. It has nothing to do with politics what unspeakably happy and more than confident - the quieter you keep the more likely your calm. Only here time later the situation is changing.
Fierce fighting turned the defeat of the red army and the Germans move on. Soon the enemy force appears in his native village of Petra. Uninvited guests all rush to arrange according to their own interests as well as local orders to surrender their weapons and ammunition. But that's not all. Soon, the family hero is a tragedy forces him to take the hidden gun and face to face to face