Real-estate broker Thierry (Dussollier) is smitten with coworker Sabine (Azéma), who’s ostensibly devout and therefore uninterested. Sabine moonlights as a caregiver for the surly, unseen father of Lionel (Arditi), a bartender who admires Sabine and who regularly waits on Dan (Wilson), an alcoholic reconsidering his engagement to Nicole (Morante). Dan’s date with Gaelle (Carré), Theirry’s preposterously young sister, provides the movie with its happiest interlude, but the hermetic scenario won’t stand for it: Opportunities for love are limited, Resnais suggests, and if you miss them, you’re out of luck.
Cast and crew
Nicole Laura Morante