In 1939, Lubo, a young nomade, is performing his military service in the Swiss Army, in the defense of the border. A cousin drops by to inform him that the gendarmes have taken away his children and that his wife had been killed in the
ensuing fight. The children were "seized" – forcibly removed from their parents inasmuch as the progeny of vagrants, wanderers, travelers and Gypsies. The Gendarmes were merely carrying out the National Social Health Program launched by an organization operating under the principles of Eugenics, a supposedly "scientific" approach to population husbandry that had become popular in the 1930's. It's the beginning of a chain of evil that will accompany Lubo throughout his life and to which he reacts by wreaking an unusual vendetta: spreading his fatherhood far and wide. In due course, his rage abates and he begins to believe in the possibility of creating a new family, but... Lubo's revenge will lead us to rethink the blurred borders between Good and Evil.