Living a peaceful life in a house in the country surrounded by his friends is a lifestyle Benoît has opted for on mature reflection. One day, Lila, a young woman, arrives in Brionne, the little town near which he lives, with a view to joining her sister. Benoît happens to chat her up and an intense, passionate love story is born. But also a love that challenges Benoît's choice of life, for Lila is not happy living in the country. One morning, Lila decides to leave Benoît and disappears. Benoît finds he is not so pleased with his lot as he used to since, despite the support of his his friends, he realizes that he suffers bitterly from Lila's absence...