Two lonely people careen through life following their individual experiences of loss: Rui, a handsome young romantic, loses his lover Pedro on the day of their anniversary; Odete, as fetching as she is unstable, is abruptly dumped by her boyfriend when she broaches the subject of starting a family. Their worlds collide when Odete becomes obsessed with Pedro, a man she never knew. Rui is quick to see through Odete's fictive life with Pedro but Pedro's family is swayed. As Rui trudges through his pain towards acceptance, Odete begins to loosen her hold on reality. The unexpected ending takes Rui and Odete to their most extreme, realizing both their desires in a single act.