Modern-day France. One night, teenager Mimi helplessly watches her mother try to commit suicide. As she slowly recovers in hospital her aunt, Solange who is in her mid-sixties takes the little girl to her house. So as not to disturb things in the apartment, she puts her in a corner near the door behind curtains. But, from the first night on, her sleep is disturbed by the arrival of Solange's middle-aged boyfriend, Jean-Pierre who finds himself shamefully attracted to the tender little girl.