Based on true events. The year is 1830. Christian Kjaer (26) is a prisoner in Copenhagen's harsh military garrison, Kastellet. Christian is clever and has attempted escape many times, but with seven days to his execution, time is running out. Christian stages one last break-out attempt with his cellmate Ole Skovgaard. Hope fades as Christian collapses naked and bloody by the garrison gate, a few steps from freedom. Little does he know that the king of Denmark has heard about Christian and his cleverness in trying to escape from prison. Maybe all isn't lost for Christian after all.