A village filled with desert sand against which men are fighting. Male-female relationships. It's the drama posed by the birth of an eighth daughter for Hilma who, because of this, is banished by her husband Amara. Humiliated by this ultimate curse, he is jealous of his brother M'Hamed and his sister-in-law who gave birth to a son, even if he is disabled. Fueled by a deep hatred, Amara has confusing feelings toward his sister-in-law Roguia. A visiting troubadour, the unfortunate Hafnaoui, is also taken by the beauty the young woman. The humiliated man's revenge is here, ready to scald M'Hamed who kills and curses Roguia.