Bernard Coudray is a happily married man living in the village of Grenoble. His life is knocked askew when Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard move in next door, and Mathilde proves to be Bernard's long-ago lover. The couple slides into an affair, as apparently their previous relationship ended without a firm resolution. Mathilde, married more recently than Bernard, to a devoted man some years older than her, senses the futility of revisiting the past, but her attempts to break off the relationship inflame Bernard. When Bernard begins to regret his own reckless behavior, Mathilde's understandable confusion leads to a nervous breakdown.

France 1981