Ulysses is a reclusive artist who threw away his family and career. Mona is a bored twenty-year-old art student who decides to seek him out on a whim. Now the two set out on a journey that will change their lives forever.
In 1851, Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte orders the arrest of all men in a remote farming village. When a mysterious stranger arrives, he ignites passions and jealousies that threaten to destroy the women who remain.