Freddie is a young man whose path has long been determined by his father. He is to become a successful banker, as is family tradition. But his passion is classical music and he moonlights as a selfish but gifted composer. Yet Freddie's world is turned upside down by the arrival of a carefree young American woman, Annabelle. She breaks down his defenses and encourages him to follow the dreams from which his father has held him back. But time is running out, as the young man's old habits of pushing love away are in conflict with his new love's hopes, and her imminent departure from Austria. Will they find a way to be together? Can Freddie achieve his dreams of becoming a composer?