The position of Béla Bartók in the world’s universal musical history is for everyone well-known and clear. Do we know at the same time his personality, his attitude to his birthplace and to the world, his human character? Our film tries to find an answer what was the famous maestro as a private person, as a patriot, as a public figure and as a cosmopolitan like. We find out the relation of the “society” to those geniuses who try to create and form our world especially in the course of tragic historical times. In the film Peter Bartók tells the extraordinary and sad story of his father.