A successful writer and literary critic and his wife, are getting ready for the ceremony where he will receive the State Award for his last book.
Just a few moments before they depart, a mugger, who was recently released, and his companion break into their house and keep them as hostages. They demand that the writer admits that he stole his novel from him, as well as his new life that his success would ensure him.
He is determined to use every means available to force the writer admit his theft. Is this, however, what he truly seeks, or is there is another reason driving the rage and anger of the ex convict?