After 1945 the surviving members of an emigrated Hungarian family, the grandparents and Juli, return from the Soviet Union. They move in to Magda's who has come to hold a high position of confidence. Juli is annoyed by the cold, suspicious and humiliating atmosphere in the large apartment and in a world which is carefully isolated from the masses of the public. The cinema is her escape, and the free-thinking János, an engineer who does not require Magda's help, means shelter and protection. How will Juli come to terms with the two worlds in which she lives?