Synopsis by Nicole Gagne
Francesca (Catherine Spaak) is a 16-year-old schoolgirl who falls in love with an older man, the architect Enrico (Christian Marquand). After school, she goes shopping with a friend and her mother, and in the street they encounter a student who takes them to visit a noblewoman. Francesca's conversation with the lady gives new vitality to her love for Enrico. She visits him that night, intending to give herself completely to him. But when they're together, Francesca comes to appreciate that he is not the exalted figure she imagined him to be, so she returns home and decides not to see him anymore.