A shy maths student goes on holiday to Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes that the girl he is in love with will accompany him, but soon makes friends with another girl who works in the village. She in turn introduces him to yet another girl who has her eye on him.
François works at night and loves Anne, who works during the day. This results in them never seeing one another. One morning, he sees her leaving her house with an airline-pilot. In the afternoon, instead of sleeping, he wanders the streets and recognises the pilot with another woman.
Jules Verne’s novel of the same name provides the loose inspiration for the story of Delphine (Marie Rivière), a dreamy, introverted young secretary who, reeling from a breakup with her boyfriend, faces the anxiety-inducing prospect of spending her summer vacation alone. Eric Rohmer
Counterpart of Love in the Afternoon from the point of view of I. (1) She likes to go out. He doesn’t. Besides, she sees that she likes to go out without him. He plays a sport she doesn’t like. She goes out with K., pretending they are a couple. But she would like not to go home.