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Françoise, a young Parisian who enjoys the company of bohemian friends in the Latin Quarter, meets Daniel, a Negro fellow-student. Although they are immediately attracted to each other, Daniel stresses the obstacles to their love, reluctant to encourage a relationship that Françoise may later regret. She allays his fears, however, and they begin a tender love affair. Françoise becomes pregnant and tries to tell Daniel, but he is enraged by a vicious attack on a fellow black by a group of young toughs, and she does not tell him about the baby. When Françoise confesses her predicament to her parents, they accuse her of disgracing their name. She returns to Daniel, but he is gone, having been arrested for rescuing a small Negro boy who was being maltreated by a shopkeeper. Feeling unloved, Françoise plans to have the baby alone. When the baby is born, however, Daniel appears with a group of their friends to celebrate, and the lovers set out to build a future together.
Originally released in Paris in March 1961 as Les laches vivent d'espoir.