Description:12 04 52 00 French Colony. 1922. The Maghreb. A young Westerner is lashed, fastened to a bed. Prisoner. In yard, a colonist with hat interrogates another Westerner, lashed in a post. Prisoner is bare-chested. Arabic in jellabas assist the executioner. The colonist tortures again his prisoner, ill-treatment by burning him feet with a candle. Sadism, the prisoner tries to resist to the pain. The prisoner in her room tries to struggle, to release himself. Close-up on hands fastened and held by the hands of his executioner, impression of pain, resistance. The prisoner is again to whip and to interrogate. The hands smoke, the colonist executioner stops him his pain because he seems to get ready to speak.