Renart the Fox is a comedy based on the widely known fable "Le roman de Renart". The film tells the hilarious yet moving adventure of cunning Renart, an outlaw constantly at odds with the feudal laws of his society, who is charachterized by a "liberal attitude" towards the property of others. However, the motivation for his pursuit of riches is simply to make a decent living for children. In his quest for an elusive treasure. Renart has ample opportunity to demonstrate how a quick mind can triumph over brute strenght, despite the congenital incompetence of his associates.