A young Quebec photographer finds himself inadvertently in Venice. He resides in a palace where a family is gathering for a funeral. As all the bedrooms of the house are taken, he must temporarily sleep on the ballroom sofa. This large room acts as a passageway to other rooms, consequently preventing the young artist from sleeping and then becoming, unwillingly, the confidant of a colourful crowd of characters struggling with severe mental anguish.
The stakes surrounding the inheritance give grounds for an overall critical and whimsical metaphor that examines the importance we attach to cultural traditions, as opposed to the emergence of new artistic practices.