It is a hot summer in Australia. Charly Boyd (Harrison Gilbertson) is 16 years old and his hormones play crazy. He has to deal with a tragic and painful event in the family. In his neighbourhood he meets the somewhat more mature lady Maggie (Emmanuelle Béart). Charly soon finds out that Maggie earns her money as a domino, truly a specialist in matters of pain. A violent, erotic relationship develops quickly between the teenager and the strict French woman. She becomes his Mistress and shows him a very special way to deal with his pain. But also Maggie benefits in her way from this kind of relationship. A dangerous game starts.