During the final days of World War II, a simple French peasant rescues a wounded German soldier and nurses him back to health. As their playful camaraderie grows, two young men who should be enemies begin to bond in wa...展开ys neither thought possible. Winner of the Special Jury prize at the Cannes Film.
Autumn, 1943. Guy lives alone in a cottage in Lot-et-Garonne, a simpleton who draws in a primitive style, ekes out a living in the woods, is vague about his history (claiming he was raised by a cow), and has a girl-friend in the village, Jenine. In the woods he finds a wounded German soldier and takes him home. Rolf recovers, but Guy won't let him leave, trailing him, grabbing him, challenging him to feats of strength. Rolf stays, and a friendship develops between them. Guy tells Jenine about Rolf, but they must keep him hidden or risk punishment as collaborators. When the men's friendship becomes sexual, jealousy and possessiveness bring on tragedy and pathos