Marsho in Chechen means “freedom”. During the Russian - Chechen conflict, Mikhael lives with his family in a small village in Caucasus. With a passion for painting, the boy, at first, seems indifferent to the conflict between his country and Russia, the persecutions, deportations and executions, deportations, deportations and executions yhat have marked the life of Chechnya for far too long. However, when the Russians invade the country in 1999, the boy has to leave his famiky and take an active part in the resistance. He dies in an ambush. The film ends on a negative note leaving a sad inheritance; Mikhail’ s younger brother kneeling down and holding a machine-gun.