Hidden in a van, 9-year-old Roman crosses borders from Ukraine to Germany to be reunited with his mother Oksana. But he finds her not alone. She lives with a 62-year-old widower, working illegally as his caretaker. When Roman finds his mother in bed with the old man, he desperately struggles for her attention. Then, Oksana falls seriously ill, and mother and son are separated once more. Roman finds himself trapped in a remote place, cut off from civilization, and totally dependent on his rival.