A young heiress, Sandrine Kiberlain, dresses up as a knight to sound out the feelings of her betrothed, and, through deceptions and betrayals, seduces alternately Pierre Arditi and Isabelle Huppert. A cruel light-hearted gallantries. Filming with a rare sobriety and improvisation, Jacquot succeeds in seizing all the richness and modernity of Marivaux's play.
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