She escapes to her own space once the events are running smoothly.
Being an avid cook herself, she easily clicks with a brilliant young chef introduced to the family by her own son.
A French woman and a Japanese man have an affair while she is in Japan making a film about peace and the impact of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, The man, an architect, lost his family in the bombing.
She recalls her lover during the war, a 23 year-old German soldier who later died.
Dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers, she takes time to look back on a turbulent relationship that she experienced with Georgio. For Tony, a difficult process of healing is in front of her, physical work which may finally set her free. The film is very good at depicting the phrase "love is blind". It is deep, while it shows how difficult it is to be in love with someone who treats you badly and a partner who brings instability into your life.