Arezki, a Kabyle farmer, comes across a dying young man, Larbi, and nurses him back to life. During his convalescence, Larbi begins a relationship with the farmer's daughter which leads to her pregnancy. When Arezki discovers that his daughter is pregnant he feels humiliated, swears revenge and sets off to find the ungrateful stranger--to no avail. Finally, Arezki hides out at the edge of the woods, as he's too disgraced to return to his own farm. Little does Arezki know that Larbi, has already returned to Arezki's farm to accept the responsibilty of the family and restore their honor.