Convinced that the sinister "Mad Monk" Rasputin will bring about the fall of Russia with his growing power over the royal family, a group of noblemen take action. Serge Soudekine invites Rasputin to his home and fills the prophet with a enough poisoned wine and cakes to kill twenty men. This succeeds only in making him tipsy. In desperation, Serge pulls out his gun and fires repeatedly. That should put an end to the madman.