Retired civil engineer Duszejko lives a secluded life in a mountain village close to the border between Poland and the Czech Republic. She is charismatic and eccentric, a passionate astrologer, and a strict vegetarian. One day her beloved dogs disappear. On a snowy winter’s night shortly afterward she discovers the dead body of her neighbor and, next to it, deer tracks. More men die in a similarly mysterious way. All of them were pillars of the village community, and all were passionate hunters.