Pierre and his friend Henri De Régnier are both madly in love with Marie de Heredia. Despite her feelings for Pierre, Marie eventually marries Henri who has a better situation. Badly hurt, Pierre leaves for Algeria. One year later, he comes back to Paris. Marie rushes to see Pierre and confesses that she kept herself for him. They quickly start an affair and a game of cat and mouse between many players begins, full of desire, jealousy and photography.