It’s 1542. Marguerite de Roberval is a young girl of 18, beautiful and obedient, from a French noble family. She embarks on the boat of her uncle, Jean-François de Roberval, heading for Canada.
Domineering and madly jealous, Roberval throws his niece off the boat and leaves her on a desolate island north of the Saint Laurence River, with her lover and her maid.
The young woman finds herself battling with hostile nature, solitude, threatening natives, madness. She must use all her intelligence and cunning to survive.
She would remain two years on the island.
A film inspired by a true story.