A young journalist visits her aunt in a repressive (possibly Eastern European) country in order to write an article about the lives of the people in this country. She discovers that her aunt is a member of the underground when she is asked to help smuggle an important writer out of the country. She falls in love with the handsome writer, but is dashed when he introduces her to his "special friend". The "friend" then warns the journalist to stay away from the writer. It looks like a classic lover's triangle. There are a few more tricks to play out before the finale though.