Madeleine, a cannonball woman, has an extraordinary job. Thanks to her cannon, Madeleine can literally fly. Day after day, the cannonball woman is shot from her house miles into the air, landing far away. But she always has to come home on foot. When she finally gets home, exhausted, she finds her husband waiting, satisfied with his easy life, reading his newspaper while devoring a big plate of spaghetti pomodoro. One evening, however, Madeleine doesn't come home.