When Anne-Claire meets a poor, young artist, she thinks she is only interesting to him if she pretends to come from a rich home. With lies she maintains her camouflage. When the artist, however, finds out the truth, he is so angry about her lies that he strikes her and disappears in the next taxi. She tries to run after him, but runs into a car, is badly injured, and taken to hospital. There the two talk to each other. They want to marry, but when he wants to visit her again, it is already too late. Anne-Claire has not got over the after-effects of the accident.