Freddy is young, unemployed and suffers from epilepsy. He spends his days riding scooters with his friends or hanging out with his girlfriend Marie. An Arab family arrives in town, setting off the racist prejudices of his gang. Marie ignores them and takes up with Kader, the immigrant boy.
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Dumont does not challenge us to embrace religious values, much less sacred rites, but to yearn for something greater than the ersatz reality on television, the cruelty born of boredom, and a stony resistance to beauty.