Kidnapped on her way to school and locked in a five-square-metre basement, Alicja manages to escape her abductor seven years later. We meet the young woman as she is trying to start a new life. Alicja's shocking story is soon exploited by the mass media. She falls into the hands of an enterprising agent, signs a book deal, and does TV and press interviews. Even her parents try to profit from their daughter's tragedy, claiming that they, too, are victims of her kidnapping.