Beirut, 1979. A little girl, Carla, listens in fear to the sound of her cityÕs martyr under bombs and shelling. War rages on but people still spend week-ends at the beach, family reunions still take place and everyone is trying to live life to the fullest, as if each moment was the last. The fighting intensifies and it is time to set off for Cyprus, leaving the land of her roots behind. Next move to Belgium, where she discovers Northern Europe and is now clearly in exile.
From 1979 to 1996, this is the story of a Lebanese womanÕs nomadic destiny, like so many, suffering from a never-ending war yet keeping the wildest hopes, the strength of a family fragmented around the world, its traditions, and above all, fantastic resilience and an appetite for life.