|Charlize Theron||Gilda Bessé|
|Thomas Kretschmann||Maj. Franz Bietrich|
|Steven Berkoff||Charles Besse|
|John Jorgenson||Django Reinhardt|
|David La Haye||Lucien|
Gilda Besse is a rising photographer living in Paris in the 1930s. She invites Guy Malyon, an Irish intellectual, and Mia, a Spanish refugee, to share her apartment. The trio forms a unique romantic bond. But as World War II begins spreading across Europe, their bond is broken when Guy and Mia decide to leave to serve in the war effort, and Gilda chooses to stay in Paris to pursue her career and maintain her bohemian lifestyle.