In the third film of medieval thriller, Melchior's wife Keterlyn witnesses a brutal attack. The life of an unknown young man is saved, but the victim who has lost his memory does not know who he is and how he ended up in Tallinn. A ring found at the scene leads Melchior to the night brotherhood, the bizarre troupe who performed on Fair Day also raises questions. Frightening signs suggest that not only the unknown recovering from the attack is in danger, but also Melchior and Keterlyn, who are treating him.
The feature film based on Eduard Bornhöhe's story published in 1892 takes the viewer to the end of the century when Estonia was still part of the tsarist state. Pride in one's nation was emerging and the desire to give something eternal to one's people at any cost - be it a miracle machine flying in the air or valuable literature written in the language of the country.
"Pole mõtet otsida koletisi oma voodi alt, kui nad on tegelikult peidus meis endis," on öelnud evolutsiooniteooria isa Charles Darwin. "Paha lugu" on filmikassett, mis räägib viiel erineval moel inimsuhetes varjul olevatest tumedamatest hoovustest, olukordadest, millest puhtalt pääseda on praktiliselt võimatu. Ahistamine, vaimne vägivald, manipulatsioon, nurka surumine - need on nii aktuaalsed teemad alates poliitikast lõpetades privaatsfääriga. Painajalikes vastasseisudes võib leida nii dramaatikat, müstikat kui äraspidist koomikatki.