On a dystopian Greek island circa 1900, Hadoula, the widow of Ioannou Fragou, is a woman who has learned to survive in a male-dominated, patriarchal society by serving what her mother passed down to her – a difficult baton that perpetuates humiliation and inferiority in women. Hadoula is rebelling inside and it won't take long for this to happen outside as well. The little girls of the island become victims of her outburst. By taking their lives, she herself feels that she is freeing them from the social burden that their existence entails. Her actions at some point become autonomous and bring her face to face with the law. She leaves her home and finds refuge in nature. But as much as her morals dictate that she did the right thing, in reality her chronic trauma follows her everywhere. The end comes as redemption.