1918. The attempt on Lenin's life. "Red terror" is being announced. In the little town on the border of Russia and Belarussia, people are taken hostages. The Old Russian General, the aristocrat Adamov is among the arrested ones. Despite the fact that on his eyes prisoners are taken away to the execution, general is trying to understand the motives and goals of the Bolsheviks. Adamov breaks through the obstacles and horror between the Whites and the Reds. In the desperate fight of the terrible disaster of the Civil War he shows generosity and dignity. Despite the fierce hostility, there some generous people who in the most desperate circumstances, maintain noble character and loyalty to the moral duty.