Philipos M. is a professional photographer who lives and works in Athens. For fifty years he has been preparing what he sees as a monumental work: an album of photographs of the parades held on March 25 in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
But just before the end of the fiftieth parade, a blinding light suddenly flashes from the direction of the tomb, changing everything. Philipos, who has always had a stammer, begins to speak normally, to do things he has never done before and meet people he never thought he would meet. Athens is transfigured: the buildings, street, parks and squares all disappear, and the city seems like a vast garden in a densely-wooded, green valley.