Behind the former Iron Curtain in present day Budapest the Russian mafia continues to create havoc under the ruling of the scrupulous Russian "Godfather", Darius Paskevik (Bob Hoskins). The desperate Hungarian premier wants Darius out of his country, and pleads with the FBI for assitance. US agent Mike Varga (Stephen Dorff) goes under cover as a mole working for Darius and wins the "Godfather's" confidence, however complicating matters further, he inevitably falls for Ilona, Darius' young and attractive daughter. The stakes are high, with nuclear detonators missing from Iraqi terrorists, suddenly Mike's life is on the line. With Darius' suspicions growing by the hour, the Russian government and FBI on his back, and his love for Ilona caught in the crossfire, Mike's loyalties become stretched to the limit. Who can he trust and who will betray him.?