Suvremena romantična drama o supružnicima čiji se brak nađe na kušnji nakon što suprug sretne bivšu ljubav. Voditeljica teniskog kluba u Grenobleu, gospođa Odile Jouve (Véronique Silver) priča što se dogodilo njezinim poznanicima u susjedstvu" Bernard Coudrey (Gérard Depardieu) živi sa sinčićem i suprugom Arlette (Michele Baumgartner) u lijepoj kući u predgrađu kada se u susjedstvo doseli bračni par Bauchard. No, supruga Philippea Boucharda (Henri Garcin) je Bernardova nekadašnja ljubav Mathilde (Fanny Ardant) s kojom je proživio burnu vezu. Premda će isprva ignorirati njezinu nazočnost, ni on ni Mathilde neće moći zanemariti osjećaje"
François Truffauts The Woman Next Door continues his fascination with obsessive love. It was also his first collaboration with Fanny Ardant, who would become his favored leading lady for the last phase of his career and offscreen love for the last years of his life. Bernard Coudray (Gerard Deparidieu) is a happily married man living in the village of Grenoble; his life is knocked askew when Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard move in next door, and Mathilde (Ardant) proves to be Bernards long-ago lover. Truffaut and his screenwriters deftly allow the couple to slide into an affair, slowly revealing that their previous relationship ended without a firm resolution. Mathilde, married more recently than Bernard, to a devoted man some years older than her, senses the futility of revisiting the past, but her attempts to break off the relationship inflame Bernard. When Bernard begins to regret his own reckless behavior, Mathildes understandable confusion leads to a nervous breakdown. Poorly re