A renowned professor of cardiology, who in his youth wanted to be an opera singer, returns to his village after retirement to become the local GP. In the village he faces unresolved conflicts, the attitude of servitude, how rumours and fake news can manipulate general opinion, and the intricate network of interdependent relationships.
The only person with whom he can share his troubles is his childhood classmate who is now the village priest. He clashes with the mayor of the village over a forest spring falsely claimed to have healing properties. He is so savagely attacked over the issue that he decides to leave the village. He needs to seek another path to survive and finally fulfils his youthful ambition of finding himself through music and song.