THE DRIFTERS is a story about love on the run and a snapshot of the lives of two migrants told over one hot summer weekend.
Koffee is an illegal migrant from West Africa who has spent most of his life on the run. Fanny is a young French woman with a troubled past looking for adventure.
Both live in London, drifting from place to place, job to job, living on the margins, making the most of life, despite having little money and facing an uncertain future. They meet at an English language school.
Fanny dreams of going to Los Angeles to find Quentin Tarantino, whom she once met in Paris, to kick start her acting career. Koffee, who works illegally in a car wash, comes under pressure from his boss Doog to take part in motorcycle heist in return for a stolen passport and his freedom. After the botched heist, Koffee escapes to the coast with some stolen jewellery and a gun. Fanny agrees to go with him, not knowing about his part in the robbery.
At the beach, they get to know each other over a few days while Fanny decides if they will go to America together. But, this goal will be a fantasy for both of them, in different ways.
Fanny has the freedom to go but keeps putting it off. Koffee realises he may only have a few days of freedom left before the events of the robbery catch up with him. He chooses to spend them living just how we wants and this means being with Fanny, whatever the cost.
When Doog finds them, the end comes suddenly, and with violence, but not without hope.