Zgodba o večnem upanju, da nikoli ni prepozno za nov začetek, sledi ostarelemu Ivanu, ki se odloči pred smrtjo dokončno urediti vse osebne stvari in v domu za upokojence preprosto počakati na neizbežni konec. Toda ko spozna radoživo upokojenko Melito, se mu odpre nepričakovan svet novih življenjskih spoznanj in radosti, dušo in srce pa mu znova napolnita radost in volja soočanja z novimi izzivi. Čeprav starost neusmiljeno trka na njegove duri, se odloči v jeseni življenja poiskati novo prihodnost.
Ivan is a retired music teacher in his late 70s, and has grown weary of life. His estranged son never matched up to his expectations anyway, he is still eaten up with jealousy of his brother, who always enjoys life to the full, and - above all - he cannot keep up with the changes around him. He buys himself a plot in a graveyard with an beautiful view of the Alps and checks into a retirement home so he can wait for his death in peace. However, the exact opposite happens: for the first time in his life Ivan starts to actually live.