When a married woman discovers her husband's addiction to visiting brothels, she decides to start visiting them herself and is quickly swept up into a secret life filled with new sexual discoveries.
Myriam lives a sheltered existence in a small Catholic town on the Lower Rhine. She is married to Bernd, an ambitious young mayor, and they have just moved into a new house together. They love each other and everything in their life seems to be just perfect. And then she finds out by accident that he makes regular trips to a brothel in neighboring Holland. There is no one with whom she can discuss this - least of all her husband. And what would she say to him anyway? What would be the point of making a scene? That wouldn't change his desire for prostitutes. And so she decides to try to understand his fascination by going to a brothel herself and working there in secret. She finds herself in a strange twilight world where she soon feels more and more at home.