Which isn’t to say that it isn’t entertaining, just that some of its parts are much better than its whole. Middle-aged dentist and amateur aviatrix Marguerite (Resnais’ wife Sabine Azéma) lives outside Paris and travels to the city to treat herself to the shoes she prefers. While there, her pocketbook is stolen, and her wallet is eventually found in a parking garage by the retired older gentleman Georges Palet (Resnais regular André Dussollier), who finds himself intrigued and a little attracted to the woman whose picture he finds on her aviator’s license—perhaps because he so adored planes as a young boy. He turns the wallet in to the police, who return it to Marguerite, who wants to thank the man who found it. After one incredibly awkward phone conversation between Marguerite and Georges, she’s fine being through with him, but he wants something more—though he’s not sure what kind of more he’s seeking, completely ignorant to his infatuation’s effect on his inexplicably understanding wife Suzanne (Anne Consigny). Marguerite, who initially rebuffs his attentions, soon finds herself seeking him out, much against the wishes of her friend and dental practice partner Josepha (the irreplaceable Emmanuelle Devos).