Sladan, Marijana, Tibor, and Otilija are four very ordinary young people. The only things that distinguish them from others their age are physical disabilities. Disabilities, however, makes their lives very different from the lives of most other people. They face problems and everyday situations that others don't even think about.
The first part of series of the Croatian television, which deals with the reconstruction of the true stories of people who found themselves close to death but managed to survive. This part tells a story of Susann Rotmann from Zagreb who had survived unique operation during which she had been for four hours in the state of clinical death.
This is the life story of Ana, who was locked away in a psychiatric institution by her parents at the age of 16 and was 'treated' for her homosexuality for five years. After being released from the hospital, still addicted to medicines, under continuous PTSD seizures and being on the verge of committing a suicide, she finds purpose and meaning of her life in taking revenge on the hospital director and her parents. The only people she can rely on are her psychiatrist Dr. Lovrović and her girlfriend Martina. During a successful struggle and pressing charges against the hospital director and her parents, Ana realizes she is losing her personal battles. After a one-year relationship, Martina abandons her, because Ana is preoccupied with the hatred towards people who hurt her and thus her life becomes a standstill. Ana begins her therapeutic treatment under Dr. Lovrović suppervision, and this time she succeeds in conquering her ownself. She rejects the medicine, PTSD seizures eventually cease, she overcomes the hatred towards her parents and eventually forgives them. She is now enjoying her new freedom she gained and fought for.
Every two weeks, Igor visits his brother Ognjen in prison where they develop Ognjen's artwork based on his suicidal tendency. Both brothers grew up with the ambition of becoming artists. As a young man, Ognjen was a promising artist whereas Igor ended up as a heroin addict. Igor introduces his brother to the world of heroin and Ognjen leaves art. A few years later, Igor quits heroine and becomes a famous Croatian contemporary artist, well-known abroad. Igor’s artworks are marked by romantic humanism. He is inspired by philosopher H. Bay ("the best poetical terrorism is illegal but don't let them catch you in action") and makes guerrilla art actions. His famous work “Black Peristylium” was a subversive way to provoke people’s collective consciousness of the Croatian war period, represented by a “black spot”. Ognjen, who sinks deep into addiction, uses masks for other purposes - bank robberies. After one robbery, Ognjen is charged with murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison. The brothers devise a plan of getting Ognjen out of prison. Igor is preparing a secret, possibly life-threatening action which is supposed to set Ognjen free, although it is irrational and almost impossible. The action seems to have something to do with Igor's own “black spot” - guilt. He introduced his younger brother to the world of heroin which consequently led him to crime. When Igor becomes aware of this, his secret action becomes public. It becomes an artistic action of confession that will set him free.