On the eve of the Gulf War, Nina, a French woman living in Israel with her husband and son, struggles to establish herself as a musician while raising a child. Her husband is injured while away on reserve duty, and mysteriously returns in a catatonic state. As the secret of her husband's experience is gradually revealed, Nina begins to confront the toll that the political situation in Israel takes on her domestic life. The film explores the plight of an Israeli soldier wounded by his transgression of his own ethical code as well as the difficulties that his loved ones experience in caring for him. Features French actress Fanny Ardant as Nina. Director Michal Bat-Adam, once known solely for her fine acting, is now recognized as one of Israel's leading film directors.