Two crooks throw a lady off a roof, and a hapless policeman tries to capture them.
In the tenement slums of Paris between the world wars, impoverished street singer Albert yearns for beautiful Romanian immigrant Pola. Pola's boyfriend, local hoodlum Fred, grows jealous of Albert's constant attention to his woman and frames the hapless musician for one of his own petty crimes. But while Albert is in prison for Fred's misdeed, Pola ends up falling for Albert's faithful best friend, Louis.
1956. Bébé is a painter, but he has not worked for years. The news arriving form Paris about the death of his childhood friend, Halász Petár affects him deeply, but his reflections are continually disturbed by telephone calls: the Alliance for Fine Arts wants to purchase one of the popular self-portraits of Halász.
Under byens tage går livet sin brogede gang. Det veksler med tårer og smil, med lykke og sorg. I kunstner-restauranten "Mona Bar" i indre by fungerer den tidligere model Mona Frank som kunstnernes gudinde. Hun hjælper både med penge og hjertesorger. Mellem de mange kunstnere har Niels Brandemose sit eget ansigt. Han er for nylig kommet til byen for at gå på Akademiet, og hele hans higen og lyst står til at blive maler.
Experimental documentary about roof-making.
A story of three struggling artists: a painter, a poet, and a composer, living in a bohemian Montmartre district of Paris. They help a poor flower girl, Violette, to find shelter, when she is thrown out by her landlord.
Gráci has been recently released from a reformatory school. His old gang would like to involve him in a new action, but he hesitates. His past record is bad enough already, and he would not like to get into new trouble.