Three generations of a working class French family living together, and argues against traditional concepts of eroticism, instead referring the characters' sexual parameters to a whole series of complex emotions which in turn relate to any number of separate factors, political and social. The frustrations of Sandrine, a constipated wife and her impotent husband are explored in this experimental film that was originally a video tape. The eccentric couple are quite frustrated by their bodies. Throughout the film many bizarre things happen. For example, to teach their children about sex, they do it right in front of them. The grandparents also talk to the camera buck naked.
Did You Know?
Godard's hero Nick Ray saw it, and after walking out of the screening at the Bleecker Street cinema, Ray claimed he didn't like it; it was "too harsh, too intellectual, too self-destructive." See more