Nicolas is released from prison after 15 years of detention. As a youngster, he had been a member of a revolutionary splinter group. During an attack on a building which was symbolic for the state, a policeman accidentally died. Leaving prison, Nicolas sincerely wishes to take his place in society: lead an ordinary life, take an ordinary job and, why not, live as a couple with Nadia, an unpredictable woman he is desperately in love with. But soon, Nicolas is confronted with present day contestant youth as well as with his old friends and present society. Torn between his desire to live an ordinary life and his old ideals, will he manage to resist the temptation to take up the game that had sent him into prison?