Esma Aras grows up in The Hague and is a promising kickboxing talent: in fact, she is the Dutch champion. During training, she is a striking figure among the older boys. She dreams of shining at the biggest fighting galas and writing history. While Esma is preparing for a thrilling bout, her mother – who has been seriously ill for quite some time – is admitted to hospital. Esma lives in constant fear of losing her. But she tries to put on a brave face and finds it hard to show her vulnerability.