Julien Bernardini, a young French journalist, is planning to do an interview by now aged movie-star Ava Gardner, who lives secluded in her London mansion and who refuses any interview by phone. After a fastidious journey, Julien is finally getting to his long-awaited appointment, shaking at the idea of eventually meeting a living myth. But he soon discovers that he will actually have to interview the star through the intercom! What's more, Ava Gardner doesn't even remember her films, or hardly, and doesn't even feel like answering to any question. So much for the myth...