The newly-weds Lyuba and Andrei have a crisis in their relationship. In order to get a rest and settle their family life, they go to a summer house (dacha). A strange man called Bugay joins the newly-weds at the dacha and makes a pass at Lyuba. In affect, Andrei hits the unbidden visitor with a wooden mallet. The newly-weds tie up the unconscious Bugay. When he comes round, he demands that they untie him and intimidates them to such a degree that they can no longer release him.
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to win the Congressional Medal of Honor.