The amazing film completed in just 10 days follows the life of a man from 1978 to 1988. Louis is a family man, with a wife and young daughter, who finds his mundane life boring. Then he discovers in mid-life that he is gay and starts to meet a lot of men. He contracts the AIDS virus. is the first French film to link homosexuality and AIDS, but it surely doesn’t argue that same-sex relationship causes the AIDS. The film reveals the issue that the society wanted to hush up and calmly tells that gay people must not be isolated in the society. Louise finds his love who stays with him although he has the virus. The film consists of ten episodes, each of which depicts one or two days of Louis’s life every year around the time of his daughter’s birthday. Except for the last episode, all of them are made in plan-sequence. With this film, director Vecchiali who believes that constraints of film format are the source of creativity cinematically describes our life that really is a one-shot, one-scene.
He was born in 1930 and raised in Toulon, before going to polytechnic. His cinema takes as a starting point the French cinema of the 1930s, with an experimental and autobiographical tone. His best-known films are arguably and . In 1988, he became the first director to talk about AIDS and homosexuality in a French film with his film .