The programme describes the opposing destinies of two young people,
born in the same year into the Catalan aristocracy:
~ Ramon Mercader embraces communist ideology and on the orders of
Stalin commits one of the most horrendous political crimes of the age:
the assassination of Trotsky.
~ Maria Mercader becomes a star of 'white telephone' cinema and the
second wife of Vittorio De Sica, the maestro of Italian neo-realism.
The biographies of the two intertwine on a cosmopolitan stage from the
early twentieth century to the 1970s.