Emma is an intelligent 17-year-old who is a groupie for Paul, a filmmaker who's films have "saved" her. She catches his attention by sending him a proposal for a film and he invites her to come to his country house and work with him. Also in residence, however, are his second wife Margot and a teenage daughter from his first marriage. Margot is not happy about this intrusion but tries to be "modern" considering Paul is a helpless libertine. Although numerous tense moments arise, eventually Margot and Emma bond while Paul is away in Paris.