Mouloud is a disadvantaged eight-year-old boy from Morocco. He is in France for a delicate heart operation organized by a medical relief organization for heart surgery. Esther, a young architect and divorcée with a teenage son, volunteers to mother the child during his eight-week stay. His heart is suffering, her heart is lonely. Slowly, Mouloud's courage and vulnerability will radically change the young woman's relationships with her entourage: her son, her work... and a potential admirer.
Did You Know?
A novelization of the film, by screenwriter Catherine Lévy
, was released in June 2008, about two months after the film was broadcast. See more