Breaking up is an art, Georges Feydeau knew that when he wrote the Engagement - a classic farce who in all its humor captures a human seriousness. A sensual story about the timeless triangle drama, about lies and human relationships.
Paris of the 1930s. Cigarette nozzles and crushed hearts. The nightclub singer Lucette has fallen in love with the charming but poor Bois-d'Enghien. Lucette just doesn't know that Bois-d'Enghien secretly initiated a relationship with another woman, and that their engagement party is approaching with furious speed. Among daybeds, cocktails and gossiping servants, the lies and whimsical relationships of the characters are woven into an increasingly unsustainable situation.