In the sixties, the lives of three college classmates, Isma'il, Zainab and Hemy, takes a dark turn when the three of them are arrested and tortured as a part of the repressive and violent practices that were employed by the General Intelligence Directorate back then.
Rawya and her husband Hamdi get separated and she goes with her daughter to live in her father's home while Hamdi marries the young Mervat. Rawya gets a job as a secretary in a newspaper and meets Tarek, the editor-in-chief, and they feel attracted to each other.
Gouda suffers from tough living conditions as he lives in the slums. He is forced to work for one of the parliament’s deputies, who exploits him in his corruption. He implicates himself in several problems and tries to prove his innocence.