Max, age thirty-five, is a nuclear physicist, he didn't follow in the family footsteps, he didn’t become a lawyer, he didn't want to get mixed up in construction sites and kickbacks, even now that his father is dead. He is working on an important experiment called Helios. For Max this is the chance of a lifetime, the fundamental test, but international competition is ruthless. Working on the project with him is Anais, a French physicist, with whom Max has a romantic relationship. Anais is in love, but drives him into a corner when she notices that he has modified the results of the experiment. Max loses everything, his reaction is violent and dramatic, and suddenly he finds himself catapulted on top of the mountain where nature is still rough and harsh.The encounter with Bajram, a young Albanian shepherd, finally forces him to take a good look in the mirror.