Alex, a world-famous American doctor, returns to his native city, somewhere along the Black Sea coast, in Bulgaria, where he emigrated from, better said ran away from, 40 years ago. In the tavern where he spent the most beautiful years of his youth, he comes across his former lover, Elena.
To celebrate this reunion without being disturbed by other customers, Alex asks the owner to close the tavern. All by themselves now, Alex and Elena go back through their memories. We find out from their stories about their love affair and then their separation, the ordeal that Elena went through and the price she had to pay for Alex’ escape.
The only witnesses to this unfolding are the owner of the tavern, a young man who inherited the place from his father, and his girlfriend, a spirited and ambitious young woman, who absolutely wants to emigrate with her lover to America.
Two couples, two stories. Same problems, same questions… without an answer.