In Sfax, Fatma, a 17-year-old girl whose mother has died, lives in a house with her father, her brothers, her sisters and a cousin, Taher, who is staying with her for a while. One night, he violated her. The young girl chooses to remain silent and life goes on. After obtaining her baccalaureate, Fatma leaves to study in Tunis. Appointed as a teacher in Soundous, a small village in the South, she meets Aziz, a young and brilliant doctor with whom she falls in love. But the traditional society in which they live weakens their relationship.