In 1930s, Flora, a woman maintained by a famous surgeon, falls madly in love with Virgil, a cherub of twenty years younger, a florist with a vague desire to paint. She locks her at her place in a secret boudoir to give him the opportunity to paint as he wished. She immediately supplies him with canvas and brushes and dresses him with the finest silks. Every day, she spoils him with the sweetest pastries and makes bathing ritual a great moment of sensuality. He becomes at once her lover, her child, her sex toy. But this heavenly universe will deteriorate when.