After her husband and maid leave her posh apartment, Andersson is unexpectedly confronted by mysterious visitor Cremer. He comes to her door with gun in hand and chloroforms the woman. Upon waking, Andersson finds herself tied to a couch. Cremer tells her to keep quiet and nothing will happen. The two talk; Cremer hints that her husband (de Pasquale) may be in some sort of danger. The strange situation is periodically interrupted by phone calls wherein Cremer informs the caller that everything is fine. Andersson is finally let loose to cook a meal for herself and her captor. She attempts to call the police but stops after Cremer shoots, narrowly missing her. Attracted by his intelligence, Andersson permits Cremer to take her to the bedroom for a liaison. Her husband calls to say he’s on his way home; Cremer leaves, stating that his job is through. Andersson prepares her home for a scheduled party that evening as de Pasquale returns. At the party is Cremer, who had been on the guest list. After finally going to bed, Andersson is restless as de Pasquale sleeps. The doorbell rings; once more Andersson finds Cremer at the door. Another of the European riddle films, in which audiences must make up their own minds about what’s going on. Dream, reality, waking fantasy, game? —TVguide.com
Jacques Doniol-Valcroze (born in Paris March 15, 1920; died in Cannes on October 6, 1989) was a French actor, critic, screenwriter, and director. In 1964 he was a member of the jury at the 14th Berlin International Film Festival.
In his thirties he played a role in the French New Wave and discussed the beginnings of “the new cinema.” He was also a co-founder of Cahiers du cinéma and defended Alain Robbe-Grillet. His own works in this area include directing the film L’Eau à la bouche and acting in some New Wave films. Nevertheless he is generally excluded from the movement’s “inner circle.”Additionally he was friends with François Truffaut who shot the film Une Visite in his flat. He was married to Françoise Brion. —Wikipedia