In the aftermath of the Korean War, ambitious young film director Shin Sang-ok and renowned actress Choi Eun-hee enter into a glamourous romance. They rise to the top of the South Korean film industry and are drawn into the inner circle of dictatorial President Park. But their movie-world idyll is shattered after Shin has a scandalous affair with a younger actress and antagonises the President, who shuts down Shin’s studio. Their careers cut short and unable to reconcile, Choi and Shin divorce. Then their lives take a bizarre turn.