Benoit (Xavier Beauvois) has planned out his life. Unfortunately he has forgotten the military duty. After he is called to duty he tries everything to get around. He goes to a psychiatrist who gives him medicine against depression. As this doesn't work out he tries suicide. The story gets even worse as he is told by a military doctor that he is HIV positive. Benoit tumbles down into the drug scene. Then he goes to Italy and meets Claudia (Chiara Mastroianni). Things seem to improve, but only for a short time...
Creditsdirector: Xavier Beauvois
composer: John Cale
producer: Christopher Lambert
More infocountry: France
XAVIER BEAUVOIS (1967): Le matou (1986, short), Nord (1991), N'oublie pas que tu vas mourir (1995), João Mata Sete (2000), Selon Matthieu (2000), Le petit lieutenant (2005), Notre ami Chopin (2009, short), Des hommes et des Dieux (2010), La rançon de la gloire (2014), Les gardiennes (2017).