France, 1940. In the primary days of occupation, lovely Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled life together with her controlling mother-in-law as they each wait for news of her husband: a prisoner of struggle. Parisian refugees begin to pour into their small city, quickly followed with the aid of a regiment of German infantrymen who take in residence inside the villagers' very own houses. Lucile to start with tries to disregard Bruno von Falk, the handsome and subtle German officer staying with them. But soon, a effective love draws them together and leads them into the tragedy of conflict.