In Paris, the pedantic Alexandre lives with his mate Marie in her apartment, an open relationship. Alexandre, who is idle and chauvinist, spends his days reading, drinking and shagging women. After flirting with his former affair, Gilberte, who tells him that she will marry soon her boyfriend, Alexandre meets the Laenne Hospital nurse Veronika Osterwald and they schedule a date. Alexandre learns that Veronika is a promiscuous woman that loves to shag and introduces her to Marie. They have a threesome and Alexandre has a crush on Veronika.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
Jean Eustache wrote the role of Alexandre specifically for Jean-Pierre Leaud. See more
While reading the book of Gestapo at his friend's home, Alexandre is holding a cigarette in his right hand in the close-up. In the next shot he is only holding the book. See more
I like people who disobeys. They say: Do not come and come. Do you say: Go and stay. As the drunks who get kicked out of bars. They say, 'Go away and come back. I do not like dignity. My only dignity is my baseness.
References A Woman Is a Woman
Music by Fernand Capitani
Lyrics by Oreste Rossi
Performed by Damia See more