The same characters experience different realities across four separate stories in this experimental exploration of truth and identity. In one, Parisian salesman Mateo Strano (Marcello Mastroianni) abandons his wife, Maria (Marisa Paredes), then reemerges two decades later. In another, a professor becomes a panhandler. Next, a butler serves a young couple that has inherited a large house. And finally, a business mogul is confronted by a family he thought he had made up.
Director: Raoul Ruiz
Producer: Paulo Branco
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Galiena, Marisa Paredes, Melvil Poupaud, Chiara Mastroianni, Arielle Dombasle, Féodor Atkine, Jacques Pieller, Jean-Yves Gautier, Pierre Bellemare, Lou Castel, Smain, Roland Topor, Jacques Delpi, Jean Badin, Monique Melinand and Bastien Vincent