Dramatic story about two young men, two intellectuals of the
1890's. It is a story about a complex human character. Being tortured by
ignorance and boredom of life, clerk Layevsky is longing to break the
depraved circle of his existence. His moral antipode, naturalist Von
Coren is sure that people like Layevsky are worth being destroyed. But
regardless characters' will and desires, providence deals with their
lives in its own way...