Long haunted by the memory of a passionate love affair that ended in tragedy, Dr Timoteo Rossi is forced to confront his past when Angela, his teenage daughter, goes into a coma after a near fatal accident. This crisis forces him to weigh the value of his daughter's life and his own. This spark leads us into his past affair with Italia, a tender but damaged soul who works as a hotel maid, and on whom Timoteo risks his marriage to Elsa, a beautiful journalist. Seemingly unaware of her husband's affair, Elsa lets Timoteo lead his double life, until that is, she gets pregnant and he has to make a choice -- a decision that will break both his and Italia's hearts. However, Angela, the light of his life, was born from this tragic tale, and it is she who has made his life worth living.