The film is about the nature and consequences of radicalism – how does a man become a radical ultra-rightist, how does he change and how the world around him changes as well. What are the consequences?
The film opens with a scene at the Soviet Victory Memorial in Riga, which was attempted to blow up by an ultra-rightist organization Thunder Cross in the summer of 1997. One of actual leaders of the organizations, dubbed “The Cross” (35) after the explosion, begins the course of a refugee in the forests, where he tries to figure out why the explosion failed. In hiding, he comes into a confrontation with his conscience, because it was his fault why the young Aivars Viksnins (23) died in the explosion.
The narrative of the film consists of three plot lines – investigation of the Thunder Cross case (explosion and a murder); memories of the daily activities of the organization; surviving of the “Cross” in the forest, which is gradually transformed from a shelter into a cage of conscience.