René, a criminal, is defended by Solange, a lawyer. But as the lawyer investigates the case, an unexpected element changes the direction of events : René starts to identify her with his deceased aunt. And the lawyer starts to see in him the image of her own son who died not long before. Solange's defense is successful, René is acquitted. She falls in love with him. René moves in with her. Almost immediately, the young man returns to his criminal habits. Their life becomes impossible.