The story is set between the two World Wars. The Topalovic family consists of five generations of males; with the youngest one-aged 25 and the oldest one aged 120. Conflicts breakout in the family because the youngest member refuses to carry on the mortician’s trade, which for decades, from generation to generations has been his family’s occupation. The manufacturing of coffins is more and more lucrative, new technologies are introduced, burials are faster and easier, the era of crematories is here, but the youngest member of the family, Mirko, is not interested. He believes in “better, nicer and more honest occupations. In this belief he is supported and encouraged by his girl Kristina and his best friend Djenka, owner of a small movie house. Kristina`s father, Bili the Python, supplier of coffins to the Topalovic firm, demands a larger share in the earnings, i.e. a fairer division of work and profit. Thus these two families come into conflict; in the showdown all means are permitted. This is American gangsterism in Balkan style.