Vienna 30s. Victor Kaufmann, the son of a wealthy couple cosmopolitan Hebrew, works in his father’s art gallery. Rudi Smekal is the best friend of his. Known since childhood and are virtually inseparable. Victor’s girlfriend, the attractive and vibrant Lena is also good friends with Rudi.
In a moment of exuberance Victor shows his friend a well-kept family secret: a painting signed by Michelangelo that was believed lost. With a terrible shock, Victor is then that Rudi is an old member of the Nazi party and that he hoped the annexation of Austria by Germany to increase his chances of success in Nazi career.