Rene (Gerard Depardieu) is successful manager in a textile factory facing the prospect of down-sizing with his position under threat; Pierre (Roger Pierre) is a political star on the rise but whose marital life is in tatters; and Janine (Nicole Garcia), is a struggling actress who works for Rene and is having an affair with Pierre, connecting the two men.
An interesting movie interspersed with non fictional dialogue from psychologist, Henri Laborit. A joined up story of four characters which sets you thinking about how and why we react to situations in everyday life. You may need to watch it again to fully understand the presented behavioural processes. Contains a few scenes which won't go down well with animal lovers.