Synopsis borrowed from the movie companys web-site:
Film adoption of Nikolai Gogols play Gamblers. Italian high-flyer cardsharper named Lucino Force is unlucky enough to have been tracked down by his creditors. He is made to sign a mortgage for all his belongings. Unless he manages to raise all the money he owes, hell be put to jail in Italy. Force travels to Russia, his deceased wifes native country, where he hopes to win a lot to pay his debts and gain back his freedom and property. All he has is 7 days.