La trágica pasión entre Camila O'Gorman, joven de la alta sociedad porteña y el sacerdote Ladislao Gutiérrez, en el rígido marco moral y religioso de mediados del siglo XIX, durante el gobierno del General Rosas. El abuso de poder, la arbitrariedad y la represión, eran el signo común de la época. Un clima que América Latina no ha dejado de padecer.
In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ultimately succumbs to her. They escape to a far off, secluded village where they assume new identities as husband and wife and begin running a children's school. After several months of relative happiness, the couple's identity is discovered by a local priest. Under moralistic pressure from both Camila's family and the Catholic church the authorities apprehend the lovers, and imprison them for sacrilege.