Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
After singer, composer Jacques Brel gave up public performing, he appeared in a number of films in non-singing roles. This film is one of them. The story unfolds through flashbacks. When Mont-Dragon, a horse farm, needs a new manager, Georges (Jacques Brel), a dishonorably discharged army man, takes the post. Georges is out for revenge. The caretaker, who really runs the farm, was a military aide to the Colonel who caused Georges to lose his career and his reputation. Needless to say, the caretaker is not happy to see Georges become the new manager. The owner (Francoise Prevost) is the Colonel's widow, who was at one time Georges' lover. She now finds solace in the arms of her maid (Catherine Rouvel), whom Georges promptly takes to his own bed. As the story continues, he finds numerous ways to make everyone's lives miserable. These tensions carry the movie to its tragic conclusion.
dishonorable-discharge, horse-ranch, old-flame, revenge, veteran [military], owner