Isabelle (Chaplin) and Anne (Fossey) are two young women that are looking to strike out, find their own identities independent of men. They look for this fulfillment in their professional lives, as one directs a video production unit for sociological research and the other becomes a garage mechanic. However her success at the garage means she has little time to spend with her husband and child. Meanwhile the sociologist becomes disillusioned by the communication gap she senses in the workplace. Her mechanic friend continues to struggle with her work-life balance and comes to realise how important family is in her life.