Julie, a translator, has just moved into a new house with her successful husband Richard and teenage daughter Cecilie. Their life is supposed to be that of the perfect happy family. When she hears that her favourite singer has died Julie has the sudden realization that her life is not what she wants it to be. Acting on an impulse she decides to buy a piano, and en route her life changes completely. But first she has to resolve her past and present if she is to start the new life she desires.
In this film about the various shapes of love, the role of Julie is an acting comeback for the singer and violin player Iva Bittova. Alice Nellis' previous film Some Secrets garnered international acclaim and awards, including The New Director's Prize at San Sebastian (2002), The Golden Ard for best film at the Paris Film Festival (2003), and the Czech Golden Lion for best screenplay (2003).