House with a Turret is a tragic story of an 8-year-old boy who was returning with his mother to their hometown from evacuation, in the winter of 1944. Halfway home, they are removed from a train in an unknown station, as the boy's mother falls ill with typhus. She is brought to the hospital, where she dies soon after. The child is left alone with his grief, among strangers who, if truth be told, have no care for him. He has to grow up in one day, assuring himself that everything will be fine. Having trusted the strangers, he continues his way home to his only close person - his grandfather. From the train window, the boy for the last time sees the station, which name he will never know; the only thing he remembers about the place where his mother will stay forever is that an old house with a turret stands in the station square.