Based on a true story: winter, 1915. On the island of Бастой, outside oslo, a group of young people and children at the age of 11 to 18, are held in an institution for juvenile offenders, known for its sadistic regime. One day, a new child, Эрлинг, arrives, escaping from the island. After the tragic incident, that leads the men in an armed rebellion. When the boys failed to capture the island, 150 soldiers sent to put in order.