Alex is an independent woman, wild and tough, fond of men and of life in general. She wants to obtain the custody of her son, Xavier. To earn a living, she works on markets as well as on construction sites with Karim. She is busy renovating, on her own, a house in ruins on the outskirts of an isolated village, driven by the hope of living there with her son someday. These walls that she is rebuilding are like her life that she is putting back together, piece by piece, and trying to make stand up right.