Eric, an established reporter, and Leila his companion, rediscover the vital sensations of desire and social commitment.
When Eric learns that he has leukemia, and that his cells are replicating like wild grass, the impatient man becomes a patient. During this period of emptiness, our hero converses with Ankou, while sweeping the floor in his Brittany house, tries to make love on the sly in his hospital room, and broods about this hideous crab inside him that makes sexuality and memory disintegrate.
He remembers the scenes experienced by the reporter he once was. Without pathos, he offers his offbeat, often poetic view of this journey to the land of globules.