Paris 1895. Pierre Louÿs is madly in love with Marie de Heredia, the daughter of his mentor, but Marie marries his friend Henri de Régnier. Badly hurt, Pierre leaves for Algeria where he meets Zohra, a bewitching local with a passion for erotic photography.
Hans, his wife and two children, hit the highway on a trip to visit family. After getting stuck behind a slow-moving van, Hans recklessly starts antagonizing the eerily stoic driver. Little does he realize that he has crossed the wrong motorist.