The whole household revolves around the Annie (Annie Girardot), the mother, but no one helps her do anything. Without her support, her husband could not spend so much time being preoccupied with his job at a company which makes everything from sunglasses to kitchen appliances (not very good ones, as it happens). Nor could her teenaged children manage both their schoolwork and their adolescent moods. One day, she explodes. She sits herself down and writes the sexy novel she has been mulling over in her head for some time. It gets published and becomes a best-seller. This, on top of her rebellion, threatens to end her marriage.
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