This wonderfully shot motion picture takes a look into the life of a well-to-do French woman named Therese. Therese is an intelligent, beautiful young woman who has become quite paralyzed with frustration due to her current marriage. Therese has married a man named Bernard, not for reasons that immediately yield showings of love, but more for other, more tangible reasons. Bernard is a wealthy man and Therese found comfort in marrying a man of his nature for reasons of comfort in place of passion and chemistry. Things change quite quickly for Therese after she witnesses her friend Anne, fall in love with a man who shows fierce romance. Suddenly, Therese finds out what she really wants out of a relationship.