Marianne is a victim of domestic violence. After one exceptionally brutal beating, she wanders off into the wilderness in total delirium. In the woods, she crosses paths with Elysee, an engineer. Thinking she's a "savage woman," Elysee nurses the bruised and battered Marianne back to health. He soon begins to care for the frightened, delicate creature. But Elysee is bound to uncover her horrifying secret.