A wild story set in eighteenth-century Prussia. Alexander can do everything that a real devil of a fellow must be able to do: ride, shoot, love and devise clever plots. As a result, he is able to climb the ladder from herder to chamber master, where he makes a fool of the feudal lords.
Alexander's real challenge begins when he falls in love with Ulrike. He must outwit King August, who wishes to claim Ulrike for himself, while also evading the amorous Countess Denhoff, who desires Alexander for herself. Fight or flight are the two options this troublesome pair have until they can find a place to be together.