Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is 9 years outdated when he’s put in his uncle’s care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up amongst the Rio Salado youths, with whom he turns into associates. Emilie is certainly one of the gang; everyone seems to be in love along with her. An ideal love story develops between Jonas and Emilie, which is quickly unsettled by the conflicts troubling the nation.