Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) leads a boring life married to a rich Italian. He yearns to think, create, and be free, yet he is confined to a life of socializing and consuming. One night, after returning from a party, he finds that the babysitter, Marianne Renior (Anna Karina), was his love from five years prior. The two run away together. While having their affair, however, he discovers that Marianne is involved in some vague gun-running scheme with her brother, and that she has just killed a man with scissors. Now they're on the run with a suitcase full of money, pursued by police and gangsters. Each time they think they have escaped into their own world of childish freedom, they are discovered and dragged deeper into the corrupt world Marianne once belonged to.
Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani