The story takes place in the Old Port of Marseille, in the Bar de la Marine run by César and his son Marius. Marius dreams of embarking on one of the ships that sail past the bar, heading off to distant horizons.
Fanny, a pretty young woman who sells shellfish outside the bar, has been secretly in love with Marius since childhood. Without admitting it, Marius has always loved Fanny back.
When Marius is due to leave on a exploration vessel, Fanny tries to keep him back by revealing her love for him. She succeeds in fanning his jealousy by provoking a fight between Marius and the sea captain Panisse, an old friend of César's, who, despite being much older than Fanny, is enamored with her.
Theatrical Release Date
Original Languages: French
Running Time: 93 min