Without knowing it, newspaper photographer Daniele (Annie Girardot) is caught up in a complex international situation involving super-secret conflicts between NATO, the CIA and the Pentagon. An American politician, whom she has been photographing, is the target of an assassination conspiracy. Her husband, also a news photographer, gets wind of it, and is killed. As she investigates, she also begins to know more than is safe for her. Unfortunately for her, her charming neighbor Julien (Jacques Dutronc), an old friend, is also involved.