The journey of a young provincial man in the cynical world of affluent Paris.
Serious and hard-working Charles moves to Paris to stay with his cousin Paul, who is a decadent pleasure-seeking womaniser. Things get worse when Charles falls in love with Florence, while Paul makes her his mistress.
Direction, screenplay: Claude Chabrol (France, 1958)
Cast: Gérard Blain (Charles), Jean-Claude Brialy (Paul), Juliette Mayniel (Florence), Claude Cerval (Clovis), Guy Decomble (le libraire), Stéphane Audran (Françoise), Geneviève Cluny (Geneviève), Michèle Méritz (Yvonne), Paul Bisciglia (Marc)
Awards: Golden Bear (Berlinale 1959)