Leather jacket-wearing, teenage delinquents drifting in the slum suburbs of Paris. The 'Naked Hearts' is the story of two Parisian juvenile delinquents after they leave a reformatory. They are on probation and want to stay out of trouble but the lure of the gang proves too difficult to resist. In many ways the gang is their only "family". Look for a youth dance hall scene where a local rock group performs while the teens and 20-set dance with their dates. When the group breaks into Gene Vincent's "Be Bop A Lula" the entire audience stops dancing, moves to the front of the stage and starts whooping and hollering.
The 'Naked Hearts' is filmed in a documentary style that gives it realism and a shocking punch during a gang rape scene. During the scene each gang member takes his turn while the poor girl is on her back in the weeds. As the gang members finish they climb on to an abandoned pipe network to get a good view of the rest of the proceedings. In another scene the gang breaks into an athletic club and when they find the cash register empty, they decide to go for a nude swim. Somehow, with all this bad boy behavior, there is a sense of compassion bestowed upon these delinquents.