The sixteen-year-old teenager Adam is at death, he needs an urgent blood transfusion. But his parents, Jehovah's Witnesses, do not consent to this operation, because this is contrary to their religion. Judge Fiona May, to whom this case falls, is ready to give his consent to the operation, taking responsibility for himself. But in this case, the parents will refuse Adam, and he will lose the family, his faith and the community in which he was born and raised. What will be more important - a child's life or religious obscurantism? "The Law on Children" - a screen version of the same novel Ian McEwan.