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Martha works in a soup bar. One day, she and her young colleague are invited by a client to attends a football match. The evening takes an unexpected turn as Martha finds herself in the middle of a love triangle. All of a sudden, she is facing her own vulnerability, misunderstandings and other consequences of a one night relationship ...
This is what happens to detective Richard Krauz (played by Maciej Stuhr, the son of legendary Polish actor Jerzy Stuhr), when he is handed a case of a mysterious body, found in the course of the reconstruction of a cemetery. The body has a nail stuck in its skull, indicating the person did not go silently into the night.
Set in Czechoslovakia in 1983, the film tells the story of Anna, a sprinter who is hoping to compete in the Olympics, and is selected into the national team. She is placed in a special state-run medical treatment where she is given anabolic steroids ("Stromba") by her trainer. Her performance increases but later discovers the negative effect of taking the steroids, causing her to stop using them.
A biology teacher decides to leave his clockwork life in Prague and exile himself to a small country village. Despite a heavy secret, the young bachelor cannot help bond with his new neighbours, in particular a woman abandoned by her husband and her 18-year-old son.