A modern fairytale by director Neil Jordan. One day the fisherman Syracuse gets a strange catch in his net: A beautiful woman. His daughter believes she is a supernatural creature, a selkie, who has come to bring life to their dreary existence. Syracuse is more cynical and disbelieves the woman's story, but allows her to live in a remote house. Soon the rumors start spreading in the little fishing village that Syracuse is meeting someone. All the while strange things begin to happen. Maybe his daughter is right, however unreasonable it might seem?