Gilles has lived a life amongst the rambling beauty of the old family home. Now he's gone blind, and his children Helene and Michel have returned for a few days to move him to a secure apartment. On the outside Gilles is stoic, resigned to his fate but inside he silently rages against the darkness. Drawn together in a gardern full of echoes, the three discover tender memories of a shared past unwilling to release them. The Nightwatchman is a moving, poetic and ultimately life-affirming ode to the human spirit and the memories that define us.