In the late 1950s in Châteauroux, France, Rachel, a modest office worker, meets Philippe, a brilliant young man born to a bourgeois family. This brief but passionate connection results in the birth of a daughter, Chantal. Philippe refuses to marry outside of his social class and Rachel has to raise their daughter alone. Regardless, Chantal is a great source of happiness for Rachel. She wishes for Philippe to legally acknowledge his daughter, which would give her his last name. A battle of more than ten years ensues, which will eventually break up all of their lives.
Hugo Van Herpe
User Reviews: The plot is overloaded with all sorts of personal, psychological, familial malfunctions. It ends up tiring you rather than entertain or make one think.
The development of the characters is a bit predictable even though they have many different hardships to undergo.
The acting is excellent without an exception and the aesthetics of the film is brilliant.
I’d say it’s like a crush test for yourself to see how you’ll react and what you think intuitively about all that’s going on.