Unable to cope with an unbearable life in her hometown of Thessaloniki, the sixteen-year-old student, Maria, summons up the courage to run away from home, after a brush with the law. Before long, a chance encounter with the compassionate seventeen-year-old Athenian, Yannis, will pave the way for an innocent whirlwind romance, against the backdrop of an unwavering police investigation. However--as Maria accepts a self-imposed exile in the tiny attic of Yannis' grandmother--vivid memories of a battle-scarred past emerge from grandpa's heavy wooden chest, setting the course for a journey of enlightenment. Now, the murderous bullets of a venomous Luger pistol threaten to sort things out in this beautiful lie. Do the ardent lovers have a rendezvous with fate?