A girl who feels a kinship with wild animals defends them when no one else will in this family-friendly drama from Finland. When her husband drowns during an accident while fishing, Laila (Vuokko Hovatta) is driven mad by the loss and she abandons her young daughter Salla in the wilderness.
The child is protected by a herd of wolves until she's rescued by Antii (Kari-Pekka Toivonen), a concerned police officer. Antii and his wife Kirsti (Miia Nuutila) adopt Salla, and the girl grows up in a strong and loving household.
However, as Salla (Tiia Talvisara) is maturing into a young woman, she feels a rivalry for Antii and Kirsti's attentions when she learns Kirsti is pregnant. Salla is also dealing with the upsetting news that her mother, after years of therapy, wants to be part of her life again.
In the midst of this, a handful of hunters are leading a campaign to allow hunting of the wolves, which has long been illegal. The wolves are being blamed for the death of a number of deer, but Salla is convinced there's another explanation, and sets out to clear the names of the animals who protected her years ago.