Тhe film centers around eng. Ivan Ivanov, the longest ruling mayor of Sofia in the XX century – 10 years, 3 months and 15 days. He was convicted as a “German spy” for “carrying out a pro-Nazi policy” and sentenced to death by the People’s Court. Later his penalty was changed into a life-sentence. Before 1944 he was under surveillance because he was suspected of being close with the communists. Some of the projects that he carried out as a mayor include the first urban planning of Sofia, the creation of “Big Sofia” by incorporating neighboring villages, the building of the Rila water-main and Iskar dam. The Mayor is a tribute to this extraordinary man and a story of the difficult and controversial time in which he lived and worked.