In 1977 the hunters association in Villard d'Arme, in the French district of "Haute Alpes", as a result of proposal made by the official protectonist authorities, attemted a new and difficult experiment: to to discipline the hunting in the National Park of Ecrins. This type of ecological huntng in a national park is an innovation for France, as is the surprising agreement made between a hunters association and a park.
In the film we meet Henri Sigeyret, a Himalayan alpinist as well as keen hunter, and he takes us on a long and tiring jounrey in the mountains in winter in search of the predestined victim which he has permission to kill. He has up to ten days to find the animal and only two bullets at his disposal. The main theme of the film, however, is the love for the mountains and for the chamois.