Loulou explores sexual politics from an unusual view — a middle-class woman (Isabelle Huppert) moves in with a working class idler (Gerard Depardieu) and alienates her husband (Guy Marchand). She draws out the stud's gentler side and realizes the breadth of her erotic needs. Maurice Pialat's direction makes the most out of the dreary urban settings. Essentially, Loulou is a dance macabre of three individuals trying to decide whether or not they want to change their lives.