Having just come out of a violent and abusive relationship, Hélène is having a night on the town when her eyes fall on Fernand, a guy with exceptionally good dancing skills. As she gives him a ride home they have a heated discussion on communism. Despite their differences they fall madly in love, so much so that Hélène follows Fernand to Algeria with her adolescent son. As they build a new life together, Fernand’s involvement with (armed) resistance in Algeria grows stronger. When he gets caught while planting a bomb, Fernand and Hélène’s happiness turns upside down. Having suddenly become the wife of a ‘traitor’, Hélène refuses to abandon Fernand to his fate and fights for his life.
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