After finishing his military service, young Danila Bagrov (Sergey Bodrov ml.) seeks help from his older brother (Viktor Sukhorukov), a gangster in St. Petersburg, who puts him to work as a hired gun. Danila kills a Chechen crime boss and is wounded in the attack. He is pursued by the man's cohorts and goes on the run, but finds time to enjoy the city's nightlife and have some romantic adventures. However, as his new identity solidifies, Danila begins to question who he has become.