Everything was ready for Luchino Visconti to start shooting a movie based on Marcel Proust's book "In Search of Lost Time". But all of a sudden he left the set and the project. This documentary features interviews with some of the filmmaker's closest collaborators, and follows the pre-production stages. The aim is trying to guess the reason of the unexpected giving up, as well as to figure out what the film would have turned out to be like. Besides, it tracks down the deep links that held together the work of the filmmaker and the great French writer Proust.