In the self-appointed nation of Transnistria, a group of 16-year-olds search for safety, freedom and meaning. The film’s focus largely falls on Tanya, a headstrong and caring young woman who spends her time among a ragtag group of young males, each of whom seem to be in love with her; they treat her as one of their own while alternately vying for her affections and wisdom. Having not completed their school studies and unable to find work, the small crew spend their time exploring abandoned construction sites. Transnistria is not, however, an idyllic environment for young people. The former communist state’s past hangs heavy in the air, and the future seems to offer frighteningly limited possibilities.