|Ivan Barnev||Jan Díte, young|
|Oldrich Kaiser||Jan Díte, old|
|Josef Abrham||Hotelier Brandejs|
|Jirí Lábus||Chief Hotel|
|Jaromír Dulava||Karel the waiter|
After serving 15 years in a Czechoslovakian prison, Jan Díte; looks back on his life as an aspiring millionaire. As a young man, Jan comes to believe that wealth and prestige are the ultimate source of happiness. He works his way up from a lowly train attendant to a series of jobs in prominent hotels with wealthy guests. While in constant pursuit of money, Jan has a string of affairs and a relationship with a fanatical Nazi that lead him towards temptation and social ruin.