Francis Girod directs a screenplay by Francoise Giroud, a cabinet minister under Giscard d’Estaing, based on her novel about the president of France (Jean-Louis Trintignant), his former mistress (Catherine Deneuve), their illegitimate child, and a compromising letter that falls in the hands of a thief whose lover is a political journalist. Marin Karmitz produced (1984).