Emmanuèle Bernheim and Alain Cavalier are linked by thirty years of friendship. They are preparing a film based on the autobiographical book of the novelist: Everything went well. She tells how her father asked her "to finish" after a cardiovascular accident. Cavalier proposes to him to hold his own role and that he, be his father. One winter morning, Emmanuèle calls Alain; it will be necessary to delay the shooting until the spring, it is operated urgently.