A young oncologist in the Hôpital of Chartres sees her patients in her consulting room. People of various ages and stages of their illness. They bring her their questions, their worries and their inner torment. Doctor Angellier always has time for them: listening, questioning, examining and informing. And gradually a real dialogue is established. The film follows eight of these unusual meetings and explores the very special link binding doctor and patient at a crucial moment in a lifetime: the patient’s confrontation with the possibility of his or her own death.