The joy of a new baby is cut short when Thomas gets a call to identify his brother Richard’s body in Marseilles. The two hadn’t been in touch for some time, and it’s obvious that some troubling issue was keeping them apart before Richard’s suicide. Thomas leaves his brother’s body with the morticians and travels along the coast to the rarely used family vacation home. Among his brother’s belongings was a photo from happier days, with Richard and a woman next to a hotel by the beach.
Without explaining who he is, Thomas checks in to the hotel and discovers that the woman, Jeanne, who owns the place, was Richard’s girlfriend.