In The Student, Veniamin (Petr Skvortsov), a teenager enveloped in a spiritual crisis, confronts his mother, his classmates and teachers with the Bible in his hand. Are girls allowed to wear bikinis in swimming lessons? Is sexual education an absolute requirement in class? Should the evolutionary theory be taught in Science class? Adults are overwhelmed by certainties that the young man shouts invoking the Scripture. No one but Elena (Victoria Isakova), his Biology teacher, will challenge him in his own court.