In 1900 British doctor Oliver Glenville joins the field hospital at Deelfontein where he is struck by the plight of British soldiers and Boer fighters alike. Klara Grootboom, a cleaner, makes a request that goes against all his personal and professional principles and yet he cannot seem to draw away from her. More than a hundred years later an up-and-coming Cape Town artist creates an exhibition out of details surrounding Deelfontein and discovers an unexpected family connection . . .