Traumatised by the premature death of her husband, Geneviève rejects the support of her friends and falls into a grieving solitude. Whilst driving home one night, she sees an overturned lorry in flames. She returns home, and discovers a young man hiding in the boot of her car. An illegal immigrant.
Volodya, who lives with his mother in the apartment on the outskirts of St. Petersburg, gets pre-revolutionary book on magic rituals of Africa. Reading it, Vladimir realizes that he became an owner the supernatural gift – he can kill people by his own will.