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19th century, a garnison in the countryside. Charles de Foucauld, a young man from a prominent family fights his boredom by organizing scandalous parties. His life take a turn when he meets a young singer chased away by the manager because she is Jewish. Charles gives her some money to sing.
Years later, we meet again with Charles, now an old man dying in the desert and saved by the Touaregs. What happened to him?
After Vincent de Paul, Jean Dufaux and Martin Jamar recount the life of Charles de Foucauld a libertine who became a martyr in the eyes of the Catholic Church.