Clive Langham spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his family is. But is this how they really are or is it his own vindictive slant on things? Directed by Alain Resnais. Written by David Mercer. Stars Dirk Bogarde, Ellen Burstyn, and John Gielgud.