The story is set in 1937 Warsaw. The Jewish mafia rules the city before the outbreak of WWII under the leadership of Buddy Kaplica, a Polish gangster-socialist. His right-hand man is a Jewish boxer, Jakub Szapiro, who deep down dreams about taking over Buddy's position and becoming the King of Warsaw. One day, he takes Moyshe Bernsztajn under his care, a young boy in whom he sees his successor. Meanwhile, the political conspiracy at the highest levels of government can alter the face of Warsaw and the entire country, impacting Buddy's gangster empire and Szapiro's future as well... Torn between loyalty to his boss and a chance to fulfil his own ambitions, Jakub will face tragic choices and will be absorbed by the relentless world of sex and violence.