A modern retelling of the famous Greek legend where the god Zeus assumes human form to seduce a mortal woman by impersonating her husband. 'Helas Pour Moi' is a characteristically fascinating and profound work from director Jean-Luc Godard. At a Swiss lakeside resort, a book publisher (Bernard Verley) investigates a mysterious tale about a god-like being who supposedly entered the body of a man, Simon (Gerard Depardieu) to experience physical love with his wife, Rachel (Laurence Masliah). Did this actually happen or is Rachel just covering up her infidelity to her husband? Exploring through a simple parable the meaning of human existence in a godless universe, the film is audacious in both its style and in its broaching of subjects essential to humanity.