A railway has just been opened between eastern Bosnia and western Serbia connecting a mountainous area. Luka, an engineer moves his family to Bosnia to run the railway. Luka's wife, Jadranda is not stable, and his son, Milos is only interested in football. War soon breaks out, tearing the family apart. Milo is forced to give up his dream of professional football and is instead forced to join the Serbia army and Jadranka runs off with a musician. Life is very terrible for Luka, and when he hears his son has been captured, he thinks about committing suicide. A friend comes to his aid offering him what will become one of the hardest decisions he will ever have to make.