The year is 1943. A Young Hutsul girl Annychka finds a wounded Soviet soldier in the woods, after the recent battle. She decides to hide the young man and help him get to his feet - and with time falls in love with him.
Meanwhile, Annychka's fiancé is working in the local police on the side of the Nazis. The girl decides to run away with her new lover to partisans. However her father wants to stop her. To be free Annychka should pay a high price.