Christine Blanc (Sasha Andres) is a 30-something temporary secretary who yearns to belong, to have her work valued, to become part of a team—any team. She leads a normal enough life—she frequents the local mall, visits her parents, takes driving lessons, and lives alone in an unassuming condo—but there is something slightly off about Christine: she always seems to arrive in the middle of a conversation, starts off for one location and winds up elsewhere. Christine always seems out of place. She pursues a friendship with Patricia, her contact at the temp agency, but her attempts are awkward and obsessive. Lacking a stable identity of her own, she borrows one of Patricia's defining traits, a penchant for porcelain owls, and installs her own owl collection before inviting Patricia over for dinner. Christine also appropriates other people's mundane conversations and plays them back in her own voice. Christine's overtures towards Patricia are overbearing and desperate. Her emotional isolation has left her unprepared for normal interaction. The world and Christine's perception of it grow increasingly apart, until in one explosive moment, at a local pool with Patricia, all the tension and fury that's been building up streams out. It is only then that Christine can finally start to take her place in society.
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