Ansis has an innocent occupation – he is a sign painter. His craft is in demand with the authoritarian regime of pre-war Latvia, the communists, and the Nazis. Ansis loves the Jewish girl Zisla but the girl's father puts obstacles in the path of their love. Following a chain of misunderstandings, Ansis all of a sudden becomes the boyfriend of a Latvian girl, Naiga. Between the three regimes that destroy his city and the two women who break his heart, he has to make one choice... Movie in Latvian, Latgalian, Russian and German with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.