It is the fall of 1905. Hunger and poverty force peasants to leave the village for the city and search for jobs. However, in the city they face hard, backbreaking labor. Owners of the factories pay miserable salaries. Unrest among the workers increases. One of them suggests they distribute illegal leaflets and starts campaigning for innovative, new ideas and justice. At the same time, the peasants send their representatives with their demands for concessions to the landlord, but the landlord has all of them killed. The peasants set the landlord’s house on fire. The next day the workers join the peasants in revolt. The Cossacks attack them; many of them are arrested and jailed where they are tortured. However, the workers and peasants are firm and strong in their decisions. Before being hanged one of the workers addresses his co-fighters and family members and urges them to continue the fight for truth and justice. The uprising is suppressed. The son of the deceased worker makes a solemn promise to avenge for murder of his father and his friends.