Three beautiful young college girls embark upon a leisurely boat trip down the river Kolpa, dividing Slovenia and Croatia, at the outset of the Balcan war. They are being watched and followed by a political extremist group called the guardians of the frontier, and layers of social, political and historical differences boil to the surface. The trip takes on the mythical resonance of a fairy tale, only headed into the nightmare of war. Set in contemporary Europe, the film is reminiscent of Apocalypse Now and Deliverance.!