The Kennedy tribe is established by Irish emigrants, John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s grandfathers are a popular innkeeper and a politically ambitious seducer. The son of Joe and Rose, he lives a difficult childhood behind the shadows of a tantalizing father who prefers to dedicate his time to his business and his mistresses including Gloria Swanson while Rose, his ridiculed wife takes refuge in religion and her social obligations. When his elder brother, Joseph, dies, John sees all the political ambitions of his father apply to him when he would have preferred leading his carefree existence with his multiple girlfriends. Nonetheless, he puts the political machinery on and marries the elegant Jackie Bouvier who sees the Kennedy family as ‘gorillas escaped from their cage.’ Giving the public the image of a perfect glamorous family, John Fitzgerald and Jackie Kennedy become the country’s First Couple in 1961 before the president’s assassination in 1963 plunges the tribe into tragedy and, from then, tragedy will never really escape from it. Their children, Caroline and John-John have to face the grief, the fear - their uncle, Bobby, is also assassinated in 1968 - and the scandal that occurs when their mother marries Aristotle Onassis. When they become adults, ‘Sweet Caroline’ leads a discreet life when John-John is a public playboy who settles with Carolyn Bessette before dying in 1999, in a plane crash: the Kennedy malediction…again. So when Caroline Kennedy is appointed ambassador of the United States in Japan, in 2013, she strongly holds the family torch and its destiny, the inheritor of a legendary tribe fed by the sacred fire of politics.