Johannes is badly wounded in a battle in World War I and wakes up weeks later in the care of an attractive woman who lives the life of a hermit and has nursed him back to health. He falls in love with the pretty woman named Levizia and soon realizes that things are not right with her. Soon after, Johannes, who has no memory of his past, is wanted as a deserter and has to flee with Levizia. Bit by bit Levizia confronts him with the fact that his life was completely different before and that she should never love him. A confrontation with her pursuers and the compulsion of her destiny seems inevitable….