After a few years of life together, Marianne and Georges can no longer bear one another. She hankers after the tender, innocent Georges of earlier days, while he dreams of a more titillating marriage. Into their lives comes Dr Galopin, a specialist in electromagnetism. The couple now come face-to-face with their dreams… And each has to hide them from the other. The nightmare begins. From a Paris apartment to the Embassy in Jakarta, doors slam and multiple misunderstandings trigger reversals and hilarity: six characters and their author in flight and hot pursuit.