A story of love and human tragedy set against the backdrop of the early 20th Century. Setio, a young poor village man falls in love with the beautiful Asih, a Javanese aristocratic princess. His failed proposal sets him on a path to seek fortune by making a deal with the Satan known as ‘pesugihan kandang bubrah’.
He becomes rich on the condition that one part of his house must continuously be renovated and when the time comes Setio must redeem himself by becoming one of the pillars supporting his own house. When Asih discovers her husband has made this deal she herself goes in search of Satan to bargain for mercy.