Fleur, a young Frencg woman, arrives at her uncle's house in Marseille. It is a summer place and most of the rooms are locked when Fleur arrives. The reason, she is told in a note left by her uncle, is because of burglaries in homes such as this one that are only used for short periods of time. Fleur is fairly bored as she is alone. Things will change drastically when she meets Venus.
Destiny brings these two women together. Venus is from St. Petersburg, but always wanted to travel. When Fleur invites Venus to stay with her, she gets more of what she bargained for. Fleur sees in her friend, exactly what she would like to be, an uncomplicated and sophisticated young woman. Venus is flirtatious and adventuresome, something that is hard to imitate by Fleur. The arrival of Bonheur, who is vacationing in the area, serves to awaken Fleur from her desire to be like Venus. In spite of Venus interest in the new arrival, Bonheur discovers that Fleur is kind and gentle soul that deserves his love.
A pleasant small film by director Emmanuet Mouret was a surprise when it showed up on cable recently. It is a sort of a fable where the generous Fleur is willing to forgo her own desires to please a friend who has not have the same advantages she had. She was willing to sacrifice what she felt for Bonheur because she thought Venus wanted him. The director gets good performances from his cast. Isabelle Pires, makes an extraordinary appearance. Verushka Knoge, is seen as the flighty Venus, a girl that wants everything her way, but who is also a noble soul. Julien Imbert is fine as Bonheur.
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