Twenty-something François (Claude Hébert) collects boxes and bottles and resells them to shopkeepers. He lives with his insensitive mother (Juliette Le Cauchoix) and stepfather (Fernand Decaean). Mado (Madeleine Desdevises), an 11-year old outsider of her family because of the oddness in expressing her feelings, gets kidnapped by François. He takes her to live with him in the attic of his parents’ home. Despite the circumstances, an increasingly comforting relationship evolves until the police discovers them. François and Mado see the situation under a completely different point of view. Based on a true story. (In French language, with English subtitles).