11-year-old Alexander is the eldest of an extended family raised within a closed community. Charismatic father-figure Gregori has manufactured a joyous , sae have for vulnerable women and their children. Gregori's eldest child, Alexander, is like any other kid: playful, curious and naive. He is also a trained assassin. As Alexander approaches his 12th birthday, he begins to question Gregori's teachings. Tensions bulid as Gregori's idyllic world begins to unravel and a creeping fear takes shape: his favourite son may not love him anymore.