The Egg is "the system," and Magis (Guy Bedos) wants to be a part of it, somehow. He works in a stuffy store and, out of boredom more than anything else, has an affair with an elderly maid. This tasteless act gets him fired. He makes the acquaintance of a middle-class family who help him get a government job and offer one of their daughters as his wife. Soon, he finds his new wife boring and takes comfort with the earthy old cleaning woman. Eventually, he kills his new wife and frames her lover for the deed. This somehow makes him feel that he is now an official member of "The Egg."
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