The film is about the revolt of a thirty- year old man who renounces his previous way of life when faced with the threat of death, during an earthquake, and sets off in quest of everything hitherto denied to him. His first thoughts are of Eva, his best friend's girl, with whom he has long been in love. The relationship which he forms with her comes to an end because of his failure to respect her personal life. After a period of intense loneliness, they give the affair another try, only this time they set up a "menage a trois". His cinematic fantasies, however, remain his sole refuge, as he still has not learnt how to make himself heard and get what he wants. The only thing he knows for sure is that it is time he started living, in the real sense of the word.