Kolya lives in a small town near the Barents Sea, in contemporary Russia. He has his own auto-repair shop which stands right next to the house where he lives with wife Lilya and his son from a prior marriage. Vadim Sergeyich, the mayor of the town, wants to take away Kolya's business, house and land. First, he tries buying him off, at a price that is far less than the land is worth, but Kolya does not accept the offer as he does not want to lose all the beauty that has surrounded him from the day of his birth. As Vadim Sergeyich becomes more aggressive, Kolya asks his best friend Dmitri, a lawyer from Moscow, to help him, unaware that this would change his life forever.