Alkis is an adopted child, a man in love and emotionally unruly. But before he could sense the gravity of existence which reposes both in the body and the soul of each person he is knifed by an immigrant who most probably wasn't out to kill him but more likely aiming at the world of literature on passion, crime and marginalisation. Or was it simply a mistake? Alkis belongs nowhere, neither to his adoptive parents nor to death. He will flow like water through family quarrels and skirmishes. He will look for his natural parents in a metaphysical dream. He will love Sveta to the point of death in order to protect her. Finally he will find eternal refuge in the writings of a sensitive writer only just before being forgotten by the TV news of his death. Criticism of bourgeois life, the reality of refugees, the shadows of our modern history, losses of all kinds, escapes from an unbearable world into its structure and intentions; with these elements Bright Magic marks out a tragic myth.