|François Cluzet||Paul Prieur|
|André Wilms||Doctor Arnoux|
|Christiane Minazzoli||Mme Vernon|
|Dora Doll||Mme Chabert|
|Jean-Pierre Cassel||M. Vernon|
The high-spirited Nelly is happy in her marriage, but her husband, Paul, can't get beyond his desire to buy out and take control of the beach hotel where he has long been employed. After years of saving, he finally purchases ownership of the establishment, only to realize that he barely has enough money to keep it running. As the debts pile up, he becomes reliant on alcohol, makes irrational claims about Nelly's fidelity and slowly loses his mind.