February 1944. Sheltered in the Saint-Benoit-on-Loire abbey, the poet Max Jacob lives a quasi-monastic life. One day, the Gestapo penetrates the covent and arrests him. A few days later, he is sent to the Drancy internment camp. Thousands of prisoners wait for their deportation towards Germany there. Longtime friend of Pablo Picasso and old member of the Bateau-Lavoir, Max Jacob is tied to the great Parisian figures of the era : Jean Cocteau, Jean Marais, Sacha Guitry… But none of these artists take action. A young woman, Alice, that the poete had taken under hi swing as a child, while attempt the impossible to save him… A poignant fiction, with Jean-Claude Brialy in his last great role.