Roman Emperor Octavian rules the empire from Rome, and his rival Marc Antony has taken Egyptian queen Cleopatra as his lover and seized the eastern empire, ruling it from Alexandria. Octavian intends to regain his empire by landing his army at Alexandria, besieging the city and capturing and executing the pair. However, while Octavian’s army is bigger than Marc Antony’s forces, he and Cleopatra have allies who can come to their aid. Both sides prepare for a final showdown.
A wealthy and bored woman is witness of a murder in affection and meets another witness. She asks him about the history of the victim and falls in love with him.
This portrayal of the reunion of an estranged father and daughter is set against the backdrop of a theatrical production. The father Pierre is the artistic director of a theater, and when his daughter Manon lets him know that she is coming to see him after a year’s absence, Pierre decides to prepare for the meeting. He goes to the theater with his girlfriend Ariane and has the actresses in his troupe act out different aspects of his daughter’s character. Unfortunately, this is not adequate preparation, for when Manon does show up, nothing goes quite as he imagined.
Victor Berthier, a good man but also a very jealous one, killed his wife in a fit of jealousy. After serving a few years in a chain gang, he is released for good behavior. He feels very happy to be able to return to Paris and to meet Lise, his daughter, again. But, to his dismay, he finds that Lise, through the fault of André, her lover and pimp, has unwillingly committed a murder.
Bonaventure is a semi-competent travel agent who makes up stories about his great romantic adventures to tell to the girls in his office. One evening, he meets a woman who has the same name as one of his made-up romances, and they share a for-real one-night encounter. Afterward, he thinks up a scheme for a unique tour situation in which people might pay for a limited-time visit to a completely undeveloped island where they will be forced to become modern-day Robinson Crusoes.
A stylish and attractive burglar, Bob, meets and fascinates two bickering paupers, Monique and Antoine. They are quickly inveigled into Bob’s exciting world, and first the wife and then the husband come to depend on him. The burglar at the same time has developed a crush on the husband. After hilarious resistance, eventually Antoine gives way and the true Menage begins…
Pierre, a middle-aged tourist guide, is the victim of a sudden failure: he does not recognize anything about him any longer. He goes back home and in his apartment he finds a mysterious young man who tells him he is here to avenge a young woman who has taken her own life. What share of responsibility does Pierre hold in this situation?
A stranger named Constant, disrupts life of Flora who is seemingly happy with her husband, Lucien. She suddenly experiences a passionate love, taking refuge with her lover in a cave they call “home under the sea.”