Full length portrait of a femme frigide, approached with the French fondness for psycho-sexological detail, in intimate terms --but not for our market. Claire's cold childhood with her formal parents, her rigid governess who bemoaned the shame of sex, conditioned her to the pattern she was to follow, made her seek escape in romantic fiction and poetry. Marriage to self-made, successful auto-magnate Larraque confirms her fears. After the birth of a child she does not want, she accepts separate bedrooms. Then she meets a writer who is not as ascetic as she would like, and is disillusioned by her affair with him, but marries him, and almost ruins this second marriage by her growing driving power. His death releases her for last years of serenity, devoted to a memory which exacts nothing in return... No further comment needed.