1933. With no one and nothing in his life except a broken pocket watch that belonged to his now deceased father, Arno moved from the US to Bimini, Bahamas a few years ago, and has since eked out a casual but penniless life as beachcomber, he owning a small skiff and a small cabin on the beach around Pirate Caye. He, who knows the waters as good as anyone, is not averse to making money on that knowledge, except doing anything even remotely illegal, which is why he tries to stay clear of Ortega, whose activities are always on the far side of the law. Arno is viewed suspiciously by the men of the area as a "pelican" and thus unreliable, while he, using his natural charm and good looks, is able to strike friendly relationships with most women. He is having an affair with Janine, the neglected wife of Jean-Pierre, a charter boat operator who routinely has flings with the rich socialites who charter his boat. Janine has fallen in love with Arno. When Arno ends their relationship, it is just...
A tale of human nature rising to the surface.
Did You Know?
At the end of the movie, the bartender gives Arno a package. He opens it, finds his watch, asks what time it is, and then says, "She fixed it," implying that it is running and showing the right time. But it is an old-style pocket watch which needs regular winding, and the bartender said she hadn't seen him for a long time, so it couldn't possibly still be running. See more