Born at the beginning of the twentieth century, László Kozma is an ambitious young man. He makes his inventions in the belief, one after another, to make the world a better place. Kozma deeply believes in knowledge and technical development, but he no longer pays attention to what is happening around him.Even under the fascist and communist regimes, he searches for a logical explanation, but the course of history is often irrational. One day he innocently finds himself in a prison in the 1950s, during the Cold War in Central Europe. This prison period provides the framework for our film. Kozma looks for the reasons in his past and the 20s, 40s, and 50s come to life. Even then, as the creator of Europe's first computer, Kozma examines his own responsibility: he must have messed it up somewhere.
Kozma's story gives us a chance to show – through a generally unknown and astounding walk of life – how easily one's ambitions and opportunities can fall victim to history and to those in power. Kozma, the genius engineer, was born in the same year as János Neumann, ""the father of the computer"". Kozma, however, was impelled to make all the wrong decisions by his peculiar patriotism, his naivety and stubborn belief in the rational workings of the world. As a result, both the fascist and the communist regime gave him a rough deal. As creators, we believe that from the perspective of 70 years, Kozma's touching, charming life story still raises crucial questions and is more relevant than ever.