On a foggy night, Jean, an army deserter, catches a ride to the port city of Le Havre. Hoping to start over, Jean finds himself in a lonely bar at the far edge of town. However, while getting a good meal and civilian clothes, Jean meets Nelly, a 17-year-old, who has run away from her godfather, Zabel, with whom she lives. Jean and Nelly spend time together over the following days, but they are often interrupted by Zabel, who is also in love with her, and by Lucien, a gangster who is looking for Nelly's ex-boyfriend, Maurice, who has recently gone missing.
Jean, un déserteur de l'armée coloniale, arrive au Havre d'où il veut quitter la France. Dans le bistrot de Panama, un original, il fait la connaissance de Nelly, jeune fille mélancolique terrorisée par son tuteur Zabel qu'elle soupçonne d'avoir assassiné Maurice, son amant.
DVD-R is in French with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 91 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!