Adolescence and sexuality hits Daniel (Louis Julien) particularly hard, and the romantic hypocrisy of the adult world nearly drives him to distraction. He drops out of school, sponges off his father (Michel Aumont), who has divorced his mother, and has a brief romance with an older woman, an actress (Nathalie Roussel). When she is revealed to him as the opportunistic hussy she is, he goes home to attempt suicide. His mother (Joelle Bernard), who has been having problems of her own, comes upon him just as the attempt fails, and the two of them find themselves laughing at their problems.
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