Liesel Meminger is dispatched to live with foster parents, Hans Hubermann and his strict wife Rosa. One night, a Jewish refugee called Max arrives at the Hubermanns' home and they offer him shelter in the basement.
Julien Tavernier works for arms manufacturer Simon Carala and is secretly engaged in an affair with his boss's wife, Florence. They plan to kill Simon and Julien enacts the plan only to become trapped in a lift close to the incriminating crime scene.
Jep Gambardella is a famous and charming 65-year-old journalist and cad. Nothing touches his heart until a man arrives on the doorstep to reveal that his late wife, Elisa, was Jep's old flame and she never recovered from that first love.