Mariama and Lamine, young and madly in love, swear allegiance to each other. Lamine leaves the village to work in the city without knowing that his beloved Mariama has been promised by her father to Bakary, a rich and powerful man in his sixties. When Mariama hears about this plan from her mother, she tries to run away. She is then locked in the attic of her family home and forced to marry Bakary. Mariama believes in the help of the authorities and denounces the forced marriage.