Parisian high society darling elderly artist Olivier Berten falls in love with the daughter of his long-standing mistress - youthful aristocrat Anet. Unfortunately, the girl has selected suitable fiance - Marquis de Farandalis. Artist plagued by love, passion and jealousy. The terrible interior suffering and contribute outdated critique his work. A new generation of artists - slashing. Whether these circumstances will not be the tragic outcome of the posts? Guy de Maupassant'as (1850-1893) - one of the most prominent nineteenth century. French literary figures, love, romance master. Within a short period of creative - ten years - the writer wrote six novels and more than three hundred short stories. Maupassant'as began to develop under the auspices of Gustave Flaubert, his home met with famous writers of his time - Emile Zola and Ivan Turgenev.