Kaunas, Lithuania 1989. LORETA (20) a young mother sells cheap jewellery at a flea market to make ends meet. One day she tricks a charming young "businessman" into buying a fake gold watch, unaware that this is MONGOLAS, the second-in-command of the most feared gang in town. Mongolas realizes he's been tricked, but instead of retribution, he wants a date. Loreta quickly finds herself in a passionate love affair that leads her out of the miserable life with her abusive first husband, to luxury, passion, and extravagance at the center of the most dangerous and powerful criminal organization in Lithuania’s history. The story told is from the safety of a shabby hotel in the present-day suburbs of Bologna. LORETA (60), now a widow and mother of three, tells an interviewer about her rise and eventual fall ... but as her story unfolds, we realize that in her mind, this is only the beginning of the final act.