And all of a sudden you saw me and your seeing was instant and complete. It was like being swallowed whole. You knew what I was feeling, what you were feeling. You saw it all. How it would go. How we would go.
The foggy northern city of Port Angelsund, gateway to an immense energy reserve under the Arctic sea, has been subdued and is occupied by the soldiers of Garrison.
Sylvie, a young woman just trying to survive, is working in a dockside cafe with her mother and little brother. Unknown to them, she has been contacted by her older brother, whose planned act of terrorism will throw the city into chaos.
When Sylvie is singled out for punishment at a checkpoint, she is rescued from torture by a Garrison lieutenant. She begins to fall in love.
Watched by Garrison's vast machinery of surveillance, Sylvie discovers she is also now under the protective and suspicious gaze of her lover.
While the power of technology advances, Watch Over Me reminds us that the things at stake - survival and love, risk and refuge - remain the things worth fighting for.