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The story of Vitka, a rebellious five-year-old girl, her teenage cousin Larysa and her boyfriend "Scar", a young criminal, unfolds in a provincial Ukrainian setting. Larysa finds herself at a crossroads after the death of her father. She yearns to be true to herself, but the village community ostracizes her for loving Scar. Larysa discovers that her grandmother once sacrificed her love for a young gypsy, abandoning him for the sake of traditional values and other people's opinions. Larysa's mother is too psychologically weak to support her daughter. Larysa and Scar plan to escape from a life of crime, misery and their relatives. But are they ready to pay the full price for freedom?