Medea, heroine of Greek mythology, lives among us today in the form of Irene. Dragging home a different man every night, Irene is looking for love in a world of strangers. She is accused of being a bad mother and she risks losing custody of her children. In a moment of madness, Irene contemplates killing her children. Only a miracle can save her. She leaves Paris for the countryside in search of new meaning to her life.