A young Scottish woman, Janie (Phyllis Logan) becomes fascinated by the Italian prisoners of war held in a camp nearby during the Second World War. Set in 1943 Scotland during World War II, Janie is young Scottish housewife married to a man named Dougal (Paul Young), who is 15 years older than she is. Participating in a war rehabilation program, Janie and Dougal takes in three Italian P.O.W.'s to work on their farm. Janie soon falls in love with one of the three, Luigi (Giovanni Mauriello). She begins a secret relationship with Luigi that is doomed from the very beginning.