Philippe Boulier, code name “Le Squale” is an agent in the French secret service. He is recalled from South America to help dismantle an arms trafficking network in France, “Operation Corned Beef”. Things start out simply enough – Boulier merely has to spy on the key suspect, the Colombian Zargas, at a consulate in Paris. Then Jean-Jacques enters the frame – a naïve company psychologist, whose mistress just happens to be Boulier’s fiancé…
Veronique, living with her divorced mother, is going on holiday to Mauritius with her father. To impress a local boy, Benjamin, she manages to complicate the situation by making up stories about her father.
Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the 1920s.
Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair.
It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature stirrings of romance, the onset of puberty, and the frustrations of math and boys.