In 1830s Wallachia (part of modern day Romania) a constable and his teenage son track a runaway Roma slave. Along the way they meet a cast of characters who underscore the xenophobia of the ruling class, peasantry and Orthodox Christian priests of the day.

Like a classic American western set in Eastern Europe, this shaggy manhunt has foul behaviour, tenderness and gallows humour. With it’s central theme of injustice, it touches on the long history of anti-Roma prejudice in many parts of Europe.