A psychological thriller, set following the fall of the Berlin Wall. A number of spies are arrested and charged, but justice is not imparted equally, and many women – Juliettes – are fined and jailed.
Though Adel is spared prison, she ends up penniless and suffers a severe mental breakdown following her trial. Her sole support is her friend Magda, a vet with somewhat brusque manners and a fierce loyalty. Many others too, must face their demons, and are forced to choose between a naive negation of reality, a fear of being taken for a sentimental fool, or a ruthless and heartless cynicism.