Peppo (Roger Coggio) is married, an alcoholic, and has a teenaged son. The lovely Pauline (Elisabeth Huppert) is suicidal and has arranged everything very carefully for her coming demise. Just before she commits the fatal deed, she drives off on a goodbye drinking visit to her favorite bars. When she returns to her car, she finds Peppo lying in the back, taking a breather in the middle of a prolonged drinking bout. He drives her home, and they become acquaintances and, finally, lovers. In this comedy, they must now deal with all the suicide notes and funeral arrangements Pauline made when she was still determined to kill herself.