|Isabelle Huppert||Lena Weber|
|Guy Marchand||Michel Korski|
|Jean-Pierre Bacri||Costa Segara|
|Jacques Alric||Mr. Vernier|
|Guillaume Le Guellec|
Lena is a Jewish refugee from Belgium living in occupied France in 1942. The only way she can avoid being deported to a concentration camp is to marry Michel, a discharged military officer but they cannot find happiness. Meanwhile extroverted artist Madeleine mourns her dead husband and remarries after France's liberation but she to is unhappy with her life. After a chance meeting, the two women develop an emotional relationship that borders on romance.