Jonathan's inheritance is the result of assiduous research by a lawyer, Maître Farelli, who also seems willing to help Jonathan avoid the need to give any of the fortune to his now virtually estranged wife. But then Jonathan learns that she has been seriously injured in a car accident.
In her belongings he finds the address and keys of a house that he doesn't know. He goes there, where the housekeeper and the locals are pleased at last to meet him. But the next shock is when his wife's dressings are removed, to reveal a perfect stranger - which gives us the English title of this film.
Through flashbacks we learn that the unknown woman knew Jonathan's wife, and that her name is Clara. And when his wife's sister calls, Jonathan dissuades her from seeing her sister, who of course isn't actually there. He instead shows her a photograph of Clara, who she identifies as her sister's former teacher, someone who she would have been better not knowing.
Clara is unable to speak and has some partial paralysis. Although Jonathan is naturally suspicious given the strange circumstances, he helps her to recuperate and starts to become physically attracted to her. But there is a shock in store, and it transpires that what was already a strange situation holds more surprises than Jonathan could have imagined. And just when you think everything has become clear, Clara speaks!
An intriguing short TV film with the delightful Audrey Fleurot as Clara, which made it a must-watch for me.