In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.
Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.
Moonfleet is set in Dorset, England. The Fleet refers to the land just west of Portland, Southern England.