Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Is the relationship between Lucie (Christine Brucher) and her prim, pedantic and fussy husband (Francois Chattot) irreparably ruined, or is she only just bored by daily life with such a tedious man, and also somewhat comforted by it? In this romantic drama, based on a short story by the great existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, Lucie tests the waters by having a fling with another man (Christian Izard) on the advice of a friendly shopkeeper. Meanwhile, her husband is treating her to such intimate kindnesses as scolding her for her mental sloppiness in watching television without consulting the channel guide.
extramarital-affair, marital-problems, shopkeeper, television