A cinema magnate dies in a grand mansion in London. All his possessions are bequeathed to an unknown son of his: René Marechal. Major Owen, the deceased’s only friend, and elegant ex gambler, alcoholic and a good person, decides to look for this person.
In the toilet of a cabaret in Panama, Arlette, a cabaret girl, discovers the advertisement looking for René, her son. She excitedly tells this to Lota, her work colleague. Arlette is killed that same night.
Owen takes a ship to Tahiti. One night he discovers a stowaway in a lifeboat: Lota.
A production of
Massa d’Or Produccions and Tornasol Films in coproduction with Pierre Javaux Productions and Arte, with the participation of Televisión Española, Televisió de Catalunya, Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya and ICAA.