When I came upon this video in my public library, I was attracted by the superb cast; many of the younger generation of actors are here. Laurent Lafitte especially has been a favourite over the years. Alas, this story has some strange twists and turns that are not sufficiently explained. The relationship between Gérard and Ariel, where she is dominant (and enforces her dominance by anger) is poorly drawn. Thankfully there is Marie-Christine Barrault, whom I have not seen in years, to walk off with several scenes. I give 10 for the actors, but only 3 for the story.