The story is set in 19th century France. A mysterious man saves Charlotta´s life when the convent in which she lives catches fire. Ten years later she marries Raoul de Mornay, a charming earl who lives in a mansion with his rather peculiar brother, Filip. Charlotta notices that strange things begin to happen around the castle, though the servants bite their tongues and Raoul manages to cover crimes Filip apparently commits. When the mansion is set on fire and a murder is committed, Charlotta assumes that Raoul is behind it all. She finds herself in mortal danger and it is Filip, whom she once feared, who comes to her rescue. Raoul and his servants remain in the burning mansion. Charlotta´s friend then charges her with arson and she is tried. After her acquittal Raoul again appears and there is a final duel between the brothers: a battle between good and evil, in which goodness finally prevails.
Cast / Michaela Kuklová , Jiří Pomeje , Filip Blažek , Jiří Krampol , Marek Vašut , Emília Vášáryová , Josef Vinklář , Dana Morávková , Jan Přeučil Writer / Zdeněk Troška , Hana Körnerová DoP / Jaroslav Brabec Editor / Dalibor Lipský Sound / Pavel Rejholec , Viktor Ekrt , Jiří Moudrý , Martin Jílek Music / Petr Malásek Set Designer / Karel Vacek Costumes / Josef Jelínek