Cast & Crew
Françoise, a French sociology student and political activist, arrives at the university in Prague where she has won a graduate study scholarship for the 1967-68 academic year, and she falls in love with Pavel, a young professor of French who is also a political activist. Françoise, however, is already married to Jean-Louis, a drama student whom she met while studying at Nanterre. When Pavel learns of Françoise's marriage, he reacts with bitterness. Françoise returns to Paris for the Christmas holidays and asks Jean-Louis for a divorce; deeply hurt, Jean-Louis refuses to grant Françoise her freedom. Back in Prague, she discovers that her relationship with Pavel has become strained. Interpreting his support for the new Dubcek regime as a sign that he supports the bourgeois society which she opposes, Françoise telephones Jean-Louis in Paris, hoping for a reconciliation, but instead he offers to give her the divorce. Having attained fame as an actor, he wishes to enjoy his new success without the obligations of marriage. In May, Françoise learns of the student revolt in Paris and decides that she can no longer remain in Prague while her friends at home are fighting. Now it is Pavel who cannot comprehend Françoise's emotions over her homeland. Realizing the extent of their differences, Françoise leaves Pavel and returns alone to Paris.
Rodolphe M. Arlaud
Location scenes filmed in Nanterre, Paris and Prague. Opened in Paris in April 1969 as À quelques jours près.