Paris. A very busy street. Someone throws a crumpled piece of paper into the outstretched hands of a beggar-woman. This is the bond which, for an instant, links the trajectories of several very different characters.
Anne, a young actress, is on the threshold of making it in the cinema. Her boyfriend Georges, is a war photographer. He is rarely in France. His father is a farmer. Georges younger brother, Jean, has no interest in taking over the farm.
Amadou is a music teacher in an institute for deaf-mute children. His father, a taxi driver, is originally from Africa. Amadou's little sister is deaf, she is the inspiration behind his profession.
Maria comes from Romania and sends home the money she gets from begging. Having been deported, she goes back home to spend some time with her family before embarking on another humiliating journey to France.
A single violent moment unites them and makes a splash that sends ripples throughout the rest of the film.
Original Languages: French
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 117 min.