Senegal, France, Belgium
In a working-class suburb of Dakar, the workers of a construction site, who have been without pay for months, decide to leave the country by sea for a better future. Among them is Souleiman, who leaves behind the woman he loves, Ada, who is promised to another man. A few days after the boys set sail, a fire devastates Ada's wedding party and mysterious fevers take hold of the local girls. Issa, a young policeman, begins an investigation, far from suspecting that the spirits of the drowned have returned. While some of them come to seek revenge, Souleiman has returned to say goodbye to Ada.