It is a sunny summer day in 1943. Poland is under German occupation. A group of young people, inhabitants of a nearby village, goes to the forest to gather fir cones and brushwood to use as firewood. They talk, flirt and make plans for the future. However this outing has an unexpected outcome – in consequence of a certain event they have to deal with a situation that is new to them and which has an impact on their lives and the lives of other people who appear as the story develops.