The children of divorced parents, Madeleine and her teenage sister Sophie spend the summer vacation with their paternal grandmother in the North of Italy. Their father lives in the busy city, where his job prevents him from visiting the girls, while their mother is spending the holidays with her new boyfriend. The girls’ days, muted by a desire to see their father, are spiced up by a mysterious peacock, whose sound they often hear. One day Granny Adriana feels sick. The worried grandchildren call for a doctor, who shows far more interest in Sophie than the old woman and Madeleine, to protect her sister, pushes the doctor down the stairs. Unsure if the man has been killed, the girls escape to look for their dad. Only when they find him do they realise that the broken family has a lot to make up for.