Middle-aged, married Rochefort is stricken with lust for model Duperey. His pals Brasseur (closet gay), Bedos (mother-ridden) and Lanoux (failed he-man) offer encouragement from the sidelines, in between coping with their own problems. The plot is the bare minimum required to string together a bunch of fairly amusing, occasionally hilarious sketches, which contrive a few unexpected riffs on the stereotypes involved. Gene Wilder liked it enough to cook up his own Hollywoodisation, The Woman in Red.
Cast and crew
Jean-Loup Dabadie, Yves Robert
Jean Rochefort Daniele Delorme Claude Brasseur Guy Bedos Victor Lanoux Annie Duperey Martine Sarcey