Returning to his hometown by the sea, Levien visits his unyielding mother (Kitty Courbois) on her deathbed. He looks back on his childhood (played by Eric Clerckx) when he was in love with his sensual aunt Coleta (Linda van Dijck) and his anarchist mother who regularly put the whole family in trouble.
Late spring 1942: France is under German ocupation. But this doesnt much concern the boarders of a school lost in the French country. Bernard, a rather frivolous teenager, is in love for the first time; hes fond of Marie-Hlne, an older and more mature girl. To approach her is not so easy.