The year 2019. A new book reminds melancholic Frank of his former great love Marie. 20 years ago, she moved to the USA and disappeared out of this life. He hasn't heard from her since, but now he spontaneously travels to America, determined to find her. His search leads Frank through a country suffering from a terrible, relentless draught. The atmosphere between the inhabitants appears to be just as heated, with news reporting riots and political unrest. In the legendary Death Valley, Frank meets an alluring and enigmatic woman named Nina, and is subsequently confronted with the uncharted depths of his own desire.