This biographical documentary about Miroslav Krleža consists of three parts. The first part chronicles Krleža’s childhood and formative years, until the foundation of the Institute of Lexicography which today bears his name. In this period his most significant works come to life; dramas Legend and The Glembays, novels The return of Philiph Latinowicz, On the Edge Of Reason and Ballads of Petrica Kerempuh. Krleža meets with Marshal Tito on the eve of World War II. Krleža spends the war in isolation.
The second part features Krleža’s encounter with film and televison adaptations of his works.
The topic of the third part is the reception of Krleža’s work today. We follow renditions of his plays staged in theaters in the region; The Glembays in Belgrade and Zagreb, Europe today in Ljubljana.
The film features Krleža’s contemporaries and experts who talk about his life and work: Predrag Matvejević, Zdravko Zima, Boris Senker, Krešimir Nemec, Georgij Paro, Ante Stamać, Tonko Maroević, Josip Vaništa, Rade Šerbedžija and others.