Can the simple act of saving a mouse teach an insecure ordinary man to rise above his afflictions and his love? An old man contemplates giving up everything but discovers love while witnessing an extramarital affair. After suffering a lifetime of prejudice and humiliation a doctor is finally able to confront his own prejudices while attending to a man in the throes of a stroke. Is love a neurosis that the famous psychiatrist unwittingly falls victim to? His patient is an illegal immigrant desperately poor and fighting for his life. Yet as death slowly but surely beats him down a young doctor awakens to the strange beauty of his profession.