«STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN» (based on Korean format)
On the seashore the 30-year-old protagonist Artem, the young heir to the wealthy family business, is sitting at the grand piano and playing the melody of his youth. For ten years now he has been coming here and remembering the story of his childhood and of his first true love, the story the audience will witness…
Artem and Anya grew up together. They have always been side by side. The story begins when Artem is sent abroad without Anya. At that time Naya’s mother dies, her father remarries. His new wife Yavdocha Makarova has two children
by her first husband — Tristan (Stas) and Isolde (Isa). The beautiful, famous actress Yavdocha has turned Anya’s lonely father’s head.
Isolde envies the life her stepsister leads and intends to take everything from her, including Artem. Isa is trying to entice him, but his heart still belongs to Anya. Yavdocha is glad to see her daughter’s grip. She teaches her the most important lesson in life: «there is only the first place and the last. There can be no second places in life. Become the first and you will always get the best from life.»Isa was a perfect student.
Anya’s unsociable and reserved stepbrother Stas is touched by her kindness and sympathy. He falls in love with her.
Anya’s life gradually becomes hell in her own house, but she does not complain to her father because she sees how happy he is with Yavdocha. With her he started to look better and younger. Anya doesn’t want to ruin her father’s happiness.
On the day when Artem comes home for holidays, Isolde takes her mom’s car and accidentally hits Anya.
Scared by what she has done, she puts Anya, whom she believes to be dead, in the car and takes her to her real father Mykhalilo. Although he is a gambler, Mykhailo loves his children in his own way, unlike Yavdocha. Isolde begs him to take compassion on her and get rid of Anya’s body. At first Mykhailo refuses but pity for his daughter prevails and he agrees.
For everyone who knows Anya she is dead.
But Anya survives. She does not remember her past and enamored Stas grasps this opportunity to talk to Mykhailo, to give her a new name, and to tie their lives together forever. Stas can’t live without Anya…
Artem decides to start a new life with Isolde, but once again chance brings him together with Anya who he thought was dead. Their love rekindles and when fate finally lavishes happiness on them, a new trial awaits them.