A silent film in black and white, based on a novel from 1911, written by Juhani Aho (1861 - 1921), the Finnish writer. The story tells of an older man, Juha (Sakari Kuosmanen), who lives with his young wife Marja (Kati Outinen) in the Finnish hinterland. One day a clever Russian representative, Shemeikka (André Wilms), persuades Marja to accompany him on his travels. The consequences are tragic. Shemeikka, actually a pimp, picks Marja up on a cabbage field and kidnaps her in his fancy sports car to Helsinki, where he runs a nightclub.