José Costa is a ghostwriter - and not the kind who appears in all the magazines with models at his side. He knows he is fated to remain in the shadows of his illustrious clients - judges, politicians, the Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro - and that writing another's life will always feel like 'having an affair with somebody else’s wife', but he takes his craft seriously. His best work is framed in his office overlooking the Copacabana Beach. But something is nagging Mr. Costa. While having a beer one day, he decides to buy a ticket to Budapest.