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.
When world-renowned artist Sherif Kamal returns to Egypt after 37 years abroad, his step-daughter refuses to allow him to complete his last painting and takes revenge on him. However, she soon learns that before his death, Sherif sketched a painting on the back of Mohamed Hussein, a driver.