With his marriage to Audrey almost at an end, Ben begins a torrid affair with Mercedes, a young French student in his writing class. The affair soon spins out of control, their emotions and Ben and Audrey’s family hanging in the balance.
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The Chekhov story 'The Lady with the Dog' is the starting point for this fine film from director Ouellet. The tired cliché of professor having an affair with a student is given a breath of fresh air by applying the parallels between Chekhov and the story presented here. Shot in the Mile End area of Montreal the wintry setting adds to the film's muted emotions. Andreas Apergis and Sophie Desmarais are perfectly cast.