On New Year's Eve, the convicted murderer, Strong John (‘Henry’ in the original Danish), escapes from prison and collects his son from the orphanage. When he breaks into a local manor to get some milk for his child, he is surprised by a young woman, Ann (‘Eva’ in the original Danish). Out of pity, she decides to help the stranger, but unfortunately some of the manor's other occupants wake up and call the police. 14 years later, Henry is released from prison. Convinced that Eva betrayed him, he sets out to take revenge and find his son.
The film is with English intertitles and accompanied with music by Neil Brand.