In the countryside near Normandy's
beaches lives Marie, unhappy. It's 1945, she's married to
Jérôme, a somewhat fussy milquetoast, diffident to the war around
him and unwilling to move his wife to Paris, where she longs to
live, shop, and party.
A German outfit is bivouacked at Jérôme
and Marie's crumbling château because its commanding officer is
pursuing Marie. She's also eyed by a French spy working with
the Allies as they plan D-Day. He woos her (posing to the
Germans as her brother) and, in his passion, forgets his mission.
Heroics come from an unexpected direction, and Marie makes her