Imprisoned in a loveless marriage to farmworker José (Brendemühl) to avoid incarceration in a mental hospital, free-spirited Gabrielle’s (Cotillard) dreams of happiness appear to be over.

Sent to the Alps to recover from kidney stones, she meets dashing injured lieutenant Andre (Garrel) and, when the pair fall in love, Gabrielle is determined that they be together.

Based on Milena Agus’s best-selling novel, this is a romantic and passionate depiction of a woman’s quest for love and independence.

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