Suzanne then meets Julien who becomes the centre of her life, to the extent that she leaves her child, Charlie, with her father. But Charlie is taken into the care of foster parents as Nicolas's job means he is away from home for long periods. We then jump to a court hearing, where Suzanne is charged with theft and assault in relation to acts carried out with Julien, who fled justice and left her to carry the can. She is sentenced to five years in prison. She becomes almost estranged from her father, but her sister continues to support her.
Suzanne, with her sister's help, pulls her life together after prison, but then Julien turns up again. Despite his criminality, the two of them seem to create an almost normal family life, but an unexpected shock sends Suzanne into decline. At this point she is estranged from both her father and her sister.
This is an uncompromising look at life and one can only feel for the father who, despite his best efforts, watches his daughter's life disintegrate.
A film to watch according to the Guardian newspaper.