A romance in Israel between No'a, a 45-year-old school teacher, and Theo, a 60-year old civil engineer. They are longtime lovers whose relationship is disintegrating--his passivity irritates her, her energy threatens him. Told from alternative points of view against the background of life in a settlement in the Negev Desert.
Following the bizarre accidental death of his wife, Israeli secret service agent Yoel Ravid retires to the suburbs with his daughter, mother and mother-in-law. After a lifetime of uncovering other people's secrets he is forced to look back at the lies he has told himself; at the desolate enigma of his wife's life and death; his years of service to the state and the riddle of his daughter's behavior.