After the Coup of June, the unanimous group of graduates of a small-town high school in Estonia fall into two groups opposed to each other. Due to political views, two young people in love - Elmar and Virve - will be separated. Elmar comes from a poor family and joins the Communists; Virve, from the family of intellectuals wants to keep faith in her native land. However, they will experience that emotions and ideas are two separate things. Tough times require tough decisions.