On the backdrop of a lurking 1st World War, Anton is determined to bring his family’s name out of the dishonour his father left them in, by completing his education as a cavalry officer. One day on a drill Anton orders his platoon to help Baron von Løvenskjold and the Baron shows his gratitude by inviting Anton to dinner at the castle that same evening. At the dinner Anton meets the Barons daughter, Edith. Eager to make a good impression, Anton invites Edith to dance but he gets a big surprise when he realizes that she is in a wheelchair. Edith becomes miserable and Anton leaves the castle ashamed of his mistake, convinced that he ruined his chances with the Løvenskjold family. However, Edith can’t remember the last time someone addressed her without pity, and she quickly gets fond of Anton. Anton soon realizes the true nature of Ediths feelings, but he is uncertain if the feelings are reciprocated. With a constant desire of doing the right thing, Anton ends up trapped in promises, lies and responsibilities that grows out of his control, which could potentially end up with fatal consequences for everyone around him and himself.