Within the confines of a housing project high-rise, orphan teenager Tomek reaches out from his loveless isolation. His voyeuristic scrutiny of the windows in the building next door spawns a romantic fascination with Magda, a beautiful and promiscuous older woman. Fervent gaze heralds hesitant touch as Tomek's boyish attempts to reach Magda grow in both resourcefulness and success. Face to face with the woman he adores, Tomek confronts his own doubt and the impenetrable mantle of cynicism and disappointment that keeps Magda unreachable from any distance. For Magda, the spiritual beauty that Tomek's infatuation may awaken within her sets the stage for torment and redemption of Shakespearean dimensions.