The story of how a son gets a second chance to find a mother. About how war generates only human grief and creates unhealed wounds. The hero of the picture, 40-year-old Walter, left his native land for several years and works as a foreman at one of the Moscow construction projects. He builds not only houses in Russia, but also tries to build his new life. However, one day a phone call from his homeland breaks all his plans. Walter learns that the hostilities have reached the village in the mountains where his mother lives.