It's 1971. Germaine is 18 years old and lives with her parents and grandfather in a small house in Balen. Working in a supermarket, she listens to pop music and dreams of a better life when the workers at the town factory, including her own reluctant father, decide to go on strike. Although not supported by their Unions, the workers refuse to give in and hold out for three months. It changes their lives forever. Based on a true story.