The film recounts to the tale of occasions that happened in World War II, in a town in southern France, close to the fringe with Spain, during the Nazi occupation. The town, being so near the fringe, was passed by Jews escaping the Nazis and intersection the mountains to arrive at Spain securely. Jo Lalande, child of a shepherd, was accountable for the obligations of his dad who was a wartime captive in a Nazi camp. One day he meets a secretive man through the forested areas, and his interest causes him to find that he was a carriage conveying Jewish kids to Spain. Issues emerge when a Nazi unit shows up in the town and sets up an army to forestall any demonstrations against the Reich, resolved to stop any endeavor to cross the fringe. Kept from intersection the mountains by watches and with many shrouded youngsters, Jo and the rifleman put forth a valiant effort to keep them escaped the warriors.