Nikolai Rublenko, a high school student and son of devout Christian parents lives behind the Iron Curtain. His father is being under KGB surveillance for Christian activities. Even though an outstanding student and a gifted athlete Nikolai has to choose either to compromise along the way, not mention his faith, and join the Young Pioneers Youth organization. He would also need to cooperate with the authorities by turning in evidence on his father’s ministry. This movie speaks about the decision made by this young boy named Nikolai.