After returning from a business trip in Finland, Bruno (Bruno Ganz) find that his wife Marianne (Edith Clever) wants her husband to leave her alone with their son. A struggle with loneliness and adapting to the new situation ensues.
The Left-Handed Woman (1977) was shot in the town Clamart, close to Paris, France. The film is also set there. Director Peter Handke lived in Clamart between 1977 and 1978 with his daughter Amina.
When Marianne and Bruno meet again after their separation and go buying shoes together, the reflection of a boom mic is visible in the window outside the shop.