In response to a new friend's queries, Vera recounts her life, starting with her no-good husband Jean, who has been using her to keep his failing building business afloat - up to the present affair she's having with Cayre (Depardieu).
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The Official DVD Site for this film describes it thus; "Vera Baxter is the name of a desolate, inconsolable, desperately idle woman. The title of the film, Baxter, Vera Baxter, describes her straitjacket: Vera is a prisoner of the name that marriage imposed on her. She's an incarnation of the bourgeoisie taken from social conformity, unfortunately linked to a (very ordinary) businessman for whom money is everything and desires not much. In the afternoon, Vera will be visited by an old mistress of her husband and then another woman, whose identity will not tell you anything, embodied by Delphine Seyrig. By withdrawing from the social game, perhaps Vera Baxter will finally become herself again, that is to say Vera; simply Vera." See more
We lie a lot, you and I.
A lot, yes.