Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
One would think that Maud could divorce her completely unamorous husband: in ten years of marriage, they have never once had sex. In this comedy, based on Tom Sharpe's novel Blott on the Landscape, Maud's husband is the mayor of the town they live in, and she is the hereditary owner of an ancient and glorious mansion. If she divorces him, under French law, he will gain the mansion from her. However, even if she doesn't divorce him and keeps the mansion, if her perfidious husband's current plans go through, the mansion will be blown up to make way for a new railway line. He wants to get his hands on the cash settlement that would bring. Somehow, Maud has to find a way to save her mansion, and it would be nice if, somewhere along the line she could find somebody to have sex with.