At the beginning of a long journey in time and fortune we meet Juliette who as a young woman was a beautiful and wayward prostitute. She became an artist's model for Edgar Degas and became his famous Femme Assise, a much admired sculpture that was later cast in bronze by master bronze caster, Didier.
At the beginning of a long journey in time and fortune, we meet Juliette as a beautiful and wayward prostitute. Her friend Marie has modelled for Degas’s celebrated ‘Petite danseuse de quatorze ans’, and she too starts to model for Degas, eventually becoming his ‘Femme Assise’. Now, as an raddled and homeless old woman, she comes face to face with her beautiful young self, cast in bronze, shining, in the window of bronzecaster Didier's home. Her life, and the lives of everyone in Didier's household, are set to change as she finds a new purpose through her friendship with a little deaf boy and his traumatised mother.