The former mostwanted gangster Liviu Caramitru succeeds in breaking out of a prison in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Within a few hours, experienced LKA special investigators Hanna Landauer and Sven Schröder begin a large-scale manhunt across the country. The first attempt to apprehend him fails on the banks of river Oder on the border with Poland and Caramitru manages to narrowly escape yet again. His path leads the two police detectives via Bucharest to a remote village at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. There, far away in Caramitru's Romanian homeland, Landauer and Schröder hunt down the fugitive - from the traditional wedding of his sister to the inevitable Western showdown high-up in the mountains.