Yuri Bykov writes, directs and stars in this Russian drama exploring the moral dilemma faced by a military policeman. Major Sobolev (Denis Shvedov) is racing to the hospital where his wife is giving birth when his reckless driving takes the life of a seven-year-old boy. The panicked officer calls his base for support. This duly arrives in the form of Officer Kroshunov (Bykov) who, acting under orders from his superior Pankratov (Boris Nevzorov), attempts to cover up the crime. However, with the dead boy's mother set to take much of the blame for the accident, will Sobolev's conscience allow him to stay quiet?