The story is set in Eastern Europe before the First World War, a time of change at a crossroads of nations. Stephanie (Daniella Rose) and Julia (Taylor Sands) are close friends in a small village dominated by the church. A naked swim together on a hot summers day ignites passions in both of them. Julia wants to find a romantic prince to rescue her from her unhappy family, Stephanie wants to experience all life has to offer. When Julia’s father hears of her sexual transgression she is sadistically punished … Meanwhile Franek, a talented painter and one time forger, is commissioned by a brothel to paint a large erotic painting to hang on the brothel wall.
Franek searches for models to pose for him and meets Stephanie.