In the aftermath of a global war, guns have been outlawed but people still fight, using knives and fists. Nicola the Woodcutter is the most powerful man east of the Atlantic, a shadowy crime boss who rules with an iron fist and nine assassins. His right-hand man is Killer No.2, a cold-hearted, smooth-talking murderer. Along with his killers is Nicola's love, Alexandra, a femme fatale with a secret past. The citizens live in fear of this gang. One night, a mysterious drifter arrives who plans to kill Nicola.