Amal was born on an island in which he is war between regular army and blacks, soldiers who hold the rifle in one hand and the sacred book in one hand. Amal is the last, servant son of fishermen servants and best friend of Ahmed, son of the lord of the village. As a child, a mine fainted him in his chest and now Amal, which in Arabic means hope, brings him a heart of him. Amal and Ahmed promise improvement friendship, they are lost with their dreams in the middle of the sea, they make projects and divide the attention of the fond of Karima. They live a suspended atmosphere, almost fairy-tale, which breaks when tensions weighing on the village divide their streets. In this new climate of conflicts and death also Hassim, the father of Amal, leaves the village, bringing with him an unmistakable secret. Left alone, Amal once again asks for the comfort and wisdom of the sea and the sea tells him that he must reach the imam of the great desert mosque, fill the void with a religious education. Amal becomes prayer, pure Islam, and resists the pressure of recruitment. It resists until a mysterious and derelict shadow reopens a deep wound that tears it out of isolation. He then he lets himself arise: religion is filled with action. Military education makes Warrior, makes him man. He prepares him to find a bride to generate a child. But is this the only allowed destiny? What is the well promised? The adventure of living really ends with the massacre of the enemy?