This masterful coming-of-age story set in 1960s Belgium revolves around young Pim who loves his next-door neighbor and lifelong friend, the handsome, motorcycle-riding Gino. As the friends become older, Pim and Gino begin a passionate affair, but Pim is heartbroken when Gino takes up with a girlfriend. Does the sexy biker truly love Pim, or is he just experimenting? And what about the arrival of a handsome carnival worker, who stokes the desires of both Pim and his single mother?