A calculated, slow-paced thriller set in the French countryside, where schoolteacher Audran begins a new assignment. She is soon romanced by the village butcher, Yanne, though she seems more concerned with her schoolchildren than with finding a lover. In the meantime, the village is
stricken with random murders. Audran finds herself directly involved when a young girl's body is found near the schoolyard. During a school outing, she and the children take a lunch break and eat their sandwiches outdoors. One girl, who is sitting next to a cliff, suddenly finds blood dripping
onto her bread. Above her is discovered yet another butchered body. Audran's suspicions are ra...