An uplifting tale about growing old. A story of life, love, strength and hope.
Martha (Sheila Florance) is a modern, spirited woman trapped in an old and decrepit body. At almost 80 years of age, she has seen the good and the bad, and now offers her love and wisdom to all who are willing to listen to her.
Her closest ally and comrade in arms is Anna (Gosia Dobrowolska), her District Nurse. Their friendship is based on Anna's support and understanding of Martha's independent spirit. Martha has her own moral code and lives by her own rules. Finding the world far too cynical and heartless, she refuses to accept society's constraint on growing old and fights the establishment with great humour and compassion.
The death of her neighbour, Billy (Norman Kaye), confronts Martha, extinguishing her passion and leaving her exhausted and depressed. Her ability to care for herself diminishes and forgetfulness leads to accidents. Her son and the authorities decide it's time for her to be committed to a home for the aged.
But Martha has other plans. She cannot live without honour, and makes her own final decision.