Antoine and his friends, a group of Parisian students, find themselves caught up in the chaotic excitement of May '68 when students and workers almost toppled a government. Plunging into the thick of these clashes, we follow this band of disconsolate young men trying to make sense of what happened. As they dust off the soot of the street battles, talk replaces action and each of them inches inexorably into a post-'68 life. Friends fall out with each other, divisions become exposed, and the personal gradually replaces the political. Antoine watches as his group metamorphoses and, as he falls in love with a young woman and starts to make new commitments, feels himself changing as well.