A thrilling story of a serial killer called the Photographer, who operates in Moscow. The ongoing investigation reveals that the murders he committed might be connected with the events that had taken place forty years ago in the Soviet garrison in Legnica, Poland. An experienced Russian policeman decides to go to Poland to find the killer and uncover his secret. The investigator is assisted by a young policewoman – the only person who managed to talk to the Photographer and survived the meeting. The investigation gradually discovers what happened in the past. Both plots intertwine and build a mysterious and gloomy atmosphere. This movie is also a report on current burning issues – it depicts a unique perspective on modern Russia.