Film, posnet po resnični zgodbi, se odvija konec 60. let v Bosni, kjer se ravnatelj manjše lokalne šole Andjelko ljubiteljsko ukvarja s ponarejanjem diplom, da bi ljudem omogočil boljše življenje. Kljub predanosti in trudu njegovo početje krajanom povzroči številne težave in zabavne zaplete, sam pa na koncu pristane v zloglasnem zaporu. Obkrožen z zločinci, morilci in drugimi okrutnimi kriminalci počasi spoznava neprijetno resnico o državi in družbi, v kateri živi, kar uniči vse njegove ideale, prepričanja in življenjske cilje.
Our story takes place at the end of the 1960s. This is the time of the collapse of the ideals of a more just and honorable life brought into prominence by students worldwide in the great rebellion in 1968 and of the beginning of the end of an equally grand illusion called Yugoslavia. Andjelko is the principal of a middle school in a small Bosnian place Dubica. He believes in Yugoslavia and worships its leader Josip Broz Tito. Andjelko, however, has one serious fault: he is a forger, he makes forged school diplomas. He does not do this out of self-interest, but because he is a staunch philanthropist. One day, a neighbor for whom Andjelko forged the leather-working school diploma, in order to take revenge on the local veterinarian, reports to the police that this one too has Andjelko's diploma. Our hero is, therefore, forced to flee to the big city. He lives there illegally, at the harborers of outlaws for whom he once forged diplomas. But one day, Andjelko runs into his schoolmate Suljo, who is a member of the National security. Suljo arrests Andjelko and this one ends up in jail.