A young boy abandoned by his mother is taken in by his kindly neighbor, and finds himself living under the same roof as the handsome boy he's pined for from afar in this tender coming of age drama. Pim and his mother Yvette live a bleak existence on the Belgian coast. Terminally bored, Pim frequently drifts away on vivid flights of fancy, imagining himself living amongst glamorous beauty queens while longing for the affections of Gino, his neighbor Marcella's rugged, motorcycle-riding son. Sadly for Pim, Gino is far less than responsive to his affections. Later, when Pim's mother runs away with a younger man she met from the fair, Marcella adopts the young boy as a surrogate son. Meanwhile, as Gino leaves to be with his girlfriend across the border, his sister Sabrina begins to harbor a crush on Pim. Just when it appears that Pim's first and only love has left for good, however, Gino returns, and the wide-eyed dreamer finds that his fantasies may in fact have a chance at becoming reality.