Fresh from the country and bathing in the prestige of his family relation with Dorval, a fashionable writer, Stéphane arrives to study at the Ecole Normale Supérieure. But life is hectic beyond the walls of the university. Between the passion of Louise and the complicity of Lina, it's in at the deep end...
"I didn't want to film young people as a specific group like "youth today" or some such, but rather to evoke the feelings one has at that age; this youthfulness lost in the very moment it is lived. We don't know we are living out our youth, we think itwill last forever, that tomorrow will be wonderful, when in fact it's right now. And what we lose out on in there, is youth." (Noël Alpi)