Nik, an energetic 17-year-old in his last year of high school in Northern Albania, plans to open his own internet café after graduation and is embarking on his first romance with a girl in his class. His sister, Rudina, is a bright fifteen-year-old with a mature outlook who wants to go to college. When a local land dispute results in their father being accused of murder, their family is drawn into a deadly blood feud. The rules of the Kanun, a centuries-old Balkan code of law, force Nik and the other male members of his family (including his 7-year-old brother) into virtual house arrest. With their father hiding in the mountains and Nik unable to leave the house, the family relies on Rudina, who has to leave school and take over her father’s business in order to provide for them. While Rudina flourishes in her newfound responsibility, Nik's frustration and anger at his isolation drive him to end the feud, even if it costs him his life.