Tangier 1955, last year of protectorate. Morocco is mobilized in favour of independance and vows a special worship to Mohammed V, the legitimate sultan, deported to Madagascar by the French.
Larbi Salmi, the 15 year old son of Sidi Ahmed, a theologian and Lalla Alia, the daughter of one of the scholars of Fes, is full of desire to know women.
His mother presents Rabea to him, a beautiful young girl, aged 17, and fascinated by love stories.
Said El Amel, Bahija Hachami