Anthony Asquith directs this 1960s drama starring David Niven and Leslie Caron. English couple Tom and Claire Jordan (Niven and Caron) are committed pacifists. When they find themselves in a position to help President Rivera (David Opatoshu), a Latin American leader who is the subject of a military coup, they feel they have little option other than to safeguard him from the death squads in search of his head. In doing so, Tom and Claire put themselves in great danger. As the enemies of a merciless regime they are forced to flee for their lives. Will the experience draw them together or tear them apart?