The biologist Henri Laborit analyses the behaviour of three characters whose paths cross. Jean, from a bourgeois background, leaves his wife for Janine, an actress with modest origins. They split up. Then she meets René, the son of farmers, who has built a career in the textile industry.
Directed by: Alain Resnais (France, 1980, black and white)
Cast: Gérard Depardieu (René), Roger Pierre (Jean), Nicole Garcia (Janine), Marie Dubois (Thérèse), Pierre Arditi (Zambeaux), professor Laborit (himself)
Awards: Unanimous winner of the Special Jury Prize and the Fipresci Prize at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.