Actions of the movie happen in the nineteenth century in America when the church had the high status in society. The young woman keeps in herself a set of secrets and tries to lead usual anything inconspicuous life. It manages it, but exactly until while to their city there doesn't arrive the new pastor. Some inexplicably the priest does so that all secrets of the woman become known to other inhabitants. It as if gets into her thoughts, learning the most intimate secrets and desires. The pastor learns everything that she hid long time from others, forcing it to wash away guilt. Once she decides to run away together with the family to avoid communication with the priest. Here only escape doesn't solve its problem.