In this humanistic story about a few policemen trying to do an honest job, personalities and real-life politics forge obstacles that may be impossible to surmount. Zaman (Marc Janssen) has worked on the force for 30 years. His dedication ruined his first marriage, and although his son seems to understand his father's problems and accomplishments, his second wife is rather aloof. Now Zaman has a new, young partner, Frank (Herbert Flack), who at first disagrees with him on just about everything, but eventually the two men become good friends. Trouble arises when Zaman is on the trail of some big underworld figures and starts getting too close to city hall -- he is suspended for his efforts. This crushing blow is about to turn him off when his wife reveals how much she has admired his honesty and she helps him to find renewed courage to continue. Although both his partner and his wife have turned him in the direction he is following, their view of things may ultimately get Zaman into more trouble than he can handle. Rather than portray the characters of Zaman and Frank as hard-nosed, invulnerable cops, director Patrick Le Bon has chosen instead to emphasize their more ordinary, human traits.