In 1930, Stalin reigns but he barely controls the country. He feels he's surrounded by enemies that he hunts down thanks to his political police. His aim is to turn Russia into a huge field populated by peasants. He has the idea of making them live as a community in the kolkhozes, he wants them to produce millions tons of wheat, sold by the country in order to buy machines which manufacture tractors, tanks and planes. Thus, the Soviet Union would catch up, in 5 years, a hundred years late. But immediately, Stalin faces the peasants who refuse to lose their lands, they refuse the collectivization.