The opening image and the ending image are juxtaposed. Between the two, the director leads the viewer in a rise of time full of jolts in this cozy quiet house where a party between friends gradually degenerates into settling of accounts.
In the London residence of a couple (Bill and Janet), it is the effervescence. Janet (the always impeccable Kristin Scott-Thomas) reaches the pinnacle of her political career, and wants to share this event with her friends. While she’s busy cooking while talking to friends who call her to congratulate her, her husband Bill, an academic who has given up professional opportunities to support her, seems indifferent to what’s going on around her. he, sitting in a lounge chair listening to music.