At the latest when Helga crashes through the floor of her living room, she realizes that she is stuck. It's been two years since her husband left her for another woman, but she's still angry and hurt. Everything changes when her cleaning lady goes on vacation and sends Ryszard, a Polish worker, to fill in. Initially the target of Helga's displeasure himself, Ryszard soon becomes her confidant. Although they do not speak the same language, Helga feels understood. Under the protection of their own four walls, the two grow closer. But when Helga's family and friends find out about her secret, she finds it difficult to admit to others her feelings for Ryszard, who does not at all conform to the common image of masculinity in her milieu. Will Helga sacrifice her young, late happiness to social conventions?