When brutal Russian soldiers invade 1944 Lithuania, they ravage the countryside and the people. After her mother is murdered, young Ludmelia Kudirka flees to the safety of the forest. Vowing vengeance, she joins the partisans fighting for freedom in a David-and-Goliath struggle against the mighty Soviet war machine.
A Russian officer ordered to crush the partisans is enraged by Ludmelia’s escape. Marshaling his killer instincts, he pursues Ludmelia and her fellow warriors into the dark forest where he encounters a force he never expected.