At the end of the 50s in Chateauroux, Rachel, a modest office worker, meets Philippe, a brilliant young man from a bourgeois family. From this passionate but brief connection will be born a little girl, Chantal. Philippe refuses to marry outside his social class. Rachel will have to raise her daughter alone. No matter, for her Chantal is his great happiness, that's why she fights so that failing to raise him, Philippe gives him his name. A battle of more than ten years that will eventually break his life and that of his daughter. Based on the book by by Christine Angot.