This is the world of lost faith and falsified values of classical culture. An ordinary story — a bus ride to the mountains — suddenly turns into a journey of the passengers into the depths of their own selves, and ends with their death. The upstart of the plot is the appearance on the bus of a young pilgrim Erica, going to the Polish city of Czestochowa, to appear before the face of the Black Madonna. The presence of the worshiping girl highlights the spiritual emptiness of other passengers. The final apocalyptic picture is in tune with the social pessimism and despair inherent in modern European drama.