After World War II, there was little to entertain the common people. Winter was harsh and temperatures were bitterly cold. In one isolated village, a large crowd gathers one day when a group of people put up a tent in the center of their village. The group that comes with it is all strangers. They offer the people an opportunity to see an exhibit of a whale. One young man feels the tension in the people, and he cannot understand why or how he knows this is a threat to the village. He must solve the mystery of their appearance in this dramatic movie.