A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow/widower. Each is slow to reveal anything personal so that each revelation is hidden by a misperception. They become friends, then close friends, and then she reveals that she can't have a lover because, for her, her husband's memory is still too strong. Much of the film is told wordlessly in action, or through hearing one of their thoughts as they go about their day.
Ein Mann und eine Frau (Originaltitel: Un homme et une femme) ist ein Filmklassiker der Nouvelle Vague aus dem Jahr 1966 von Regisseur Claude Lelouch, der 1967 mit dem Oscar in der Kategorie Bestes Originaldrehbuch prämiert wurde.