Far from his beloved city of lights, Victor Hugo brings us to the year 1699 when Charles II ruled Spain with his wife, Queen Maria.
This adaptation takes a colorful twist on an ageless journey of unrequited love and unresolved rivalries. Set in a turn of the century Spanish royal court, a common poet finds himself tied up in a plot of vengence. Humiliated and dishonoured, the commoner-in-disguise is brought into ever-tightening circles with the woman he loves, the Queen Maria.
The heroic romantic finds himself further shackled into a story of political corruption and revenge, with an ascension into the royal spotlight ending as abruptly as it came about.