Witnesses: Three Croatian soldiers try to plant a bomb at the home of a Serb alleged to be a smuggler and black marketer. Startled to find him home -- he is supposed to be away -- they are forced to shoot him. Then they discover a witness whom they capture and hide in a garage belonging to the mother of one soldier. An honest cop and a female journalist launch separate investigations of the crimes. Then a crippled soldier the boyfriend of the journalist and the mothers elder son returns home and more secrets and lies spill out. The different viewpoints reveal the interconnections of nearly everyone in the small town a microcosm for what happened in Croatia where everyone in a sense bore witness to crimes committed during the war.