Two travellers appear out of nowhere and meet on the gangway of an abandoned boat. They converse: about the voice of the sea, about a French lesson for students from London, and the beauty of firearms... They introduce themselves very formally as Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine. Elsewhere, on another gangway, a child is slumbering. The swelling singing of the mother rises above the noise of the waves. This scene lodges in the conscience in search of its own fallen angel. The light that shone so brightly in childhood has completely disappeared. ‘Je’ est un autre – ‘I’ is someone else.