The young biathlete Petya and his wife Nastya return to their native village to work as a physical education teacher. They are met by harsh nature and harsh people living according to the laws of the taiga. According to these laws, killing for insult is the right of the strong, and there is no one here stronger than the shaman Vitya Ogre, a former convict. Petya becomes a witness to his bloody crime. Only 10-year-old Ilya, the son of the victim, decides to challenge the killer. Petya cannot leave the student alone with a terrible revenge: Ilya must train hard, and then Petya will help him get even with the Ogre.
Prize of the Guild of Film Critics of the RF IC in the nomination "Director of the Year" - Evgeny Grigoriev