After ten years, Jacques returns to France for his father's funeral. He had left France because he and his ex-wife Mado could not find a way to deal with a tragic event in their past. Meantime, Mado has remarried and had a son named Paul who is now seven-years-old. When Jacques and Mado reconnect, he asks to meet her son. Mado hesitates at first, but then she allows it to happen, hiding it from her husband. Soon, Jacques and Paul develop a strong bond and start to see each other secretly.