Alexander, a trendy filmmaker, sees in a french magazine an old photo that
shows, to his surprise, his grandfather. The only discrepancy lies in the fact
that the photo was taken in 1948 in colonial cambodia, while his grandfather –
as he knows for certain – perished during the second World War. Furthermore,
he finds out that an inheritance has been waiting for him in paris for many
years. In his time, alexander’s grandfather, a brilliant russian officer, studied
aeronautics in france and married a french aristocrat – and fearless aviatress.
During the second World War he fought with the legendary “Normandie–Nieman”
squadron; after the war he appeared in the french colony in Cambodia, where
he acquires a statue of the “golden Buddha”. In order to bring light into this
story, Alexander goes to paris, where he meets André Perrault, the man who
took the photo that stands at the beginning of this story...