Here and there in France, Agnès has come across gleaners, foragers, rummagers and scavengers. Through necessity, purely by chance or out of choice, these people pick up left-over items discarded by others.
It is a far cry from the world of yesterday's gleaners, peasant women who rummaged for bits of wheat left after the harvest. Potatoes, apples, discarded foodstuffs, things without owners, clocks without hands are the fare of today's gleaners. But Agnès herself is just as much a gleaner, and her documentary is subjective. There's no age limit to curiosity. Filming itself is gleaning.