A student, while undergoing medical training in the hospital, falls in love with his supervisor. He is a Christian, while she is an orthodox Jew, eleven years older than him, with two children. It would seem that a serious relationship between them would be impossible. However, Love makes the impossible possible.
This is a deep psychological story with a criminally captivating plot. David, the protagonist of the story, is an intellectual and a journalist; yet he unfortunately lacks any literary talent, which darkens the life of a vain person. A chance meeting of this journalist with a homeless New Yorker named Martin, who is a Polish illegal immigrant, awakens in David an unruly envy towards the alcoholic Martin’s writing talent. Martin has entrusted the journalist with his “notes.” His special gift is seeing in the environment of ragamuffins, prostitutes, thieves, and other rabble an indomitable thirst for life, the wonder of the world, and human decency. Unable to cope with the temptation to become a literary celebrity, David kills the homeless man and takes possession of the coveted manuscript. However, the traditional plot, under the pen of Petr Nemirovskiy, acquires a special distinction—its moral and philosophical depth.
Talented film director Roy receives a prize at the New York Film Festival of Independent Cinema for his first film. Unexpected success coincides with meeting Carmen—a damningly sexy young Mexican woman who once dreamed of becoming an actress. The spiral of their harmless flirtation rapidly unwinds, reaching an extreme and tragic finale.