France, late 1700s. A mysterious castle located in a small village, whose people have been oppressed for years, living under a wicked tyrant… Leon Dalville is a prince who has it all - good looks, love and wealth. One mysterious night, however, he loses everything. His young wife passes away in a fire and the prince’s face is permanently marred. To hide his disfigurement, he wears a silver mask that only partially covers his face, turning him into a mysterious and cruel man who is tormented by his past and hated and feared by all. Bella Dubois is innocent and naive. She comes to Leon’s castle to offer her services as a maid, to pay back the debts her father has with the prince. Helene is Leon’s cousin, who has always been in love with him. She is the only one who knows what really happened during that terrible night. Helene challenges the prince: he must seduce and abandon Bella. In that case, Helene will give him up forever, otherwise the prince will have to marry her. But, despite Helene’s cruel and deceitful tricks, Leon falls in love with Bella. The strength and charm of her innocence finally brings peace back to the prince's heart and quietude to the village.