Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud
Nelly (Emmanuelle Béart) can see that her life is headed downhill. Her husband, Jerôme (Charles Berling), hasn't had a job in ages, and the two are falling perilously behind in their rent. Good fortune comes Nelly's way when she meets Pierre Arnaud (Michel Serrault), a well-to-do businessman who, as if on a whim, settles her debts and hires her as his personal secretary. While Pierre's interest appears to be platonic, that changes when Nelly starts up a relationship with his publisher.