Taking place in 1944 Lapland, the film is based on the true events of an extraordinary mission that a team of young Finnish soldiers executed in the closing chapters of WWII. Following a truce with the Soviet Union, Finland was forced to turn on its former German allies, muddying the line between right and wrong.
A battle-weary team of young Finnish soldiers are desperate for peace but are forced to engage in a war that seems more ridiculous than ever. After being made to attack their former brothers in arms, the young men are ordered to escort a group of Finnish women that were retreating with the Germans. The women are accused of treason and are set to be executed. Yet the journey back is far more dangerous than the battle against the Germans. The young men protect and befriend the women as together they fight for their lives.