In post--World War II Israel, German entertainer Hans Muller (Kirk Douglas) is trying to start a new life after surviving the Holocaust. Fighting demons and survivor's guilt, Muller has a sudden outburst and assaults a police officer. After a narrow escape, he begins to wander the country, eventually arriving at a kibbutz. There, he falls for local woman Ya'El (Milly Vitale). But on Muller's trail is Detective Karni (Paul Stewart), who threatens to disrupt the newly blossoming love.