Awakening with a small but very irritating rash on his privates, a young TV reporter clashes with everyone in his life, from his lovely wife to his wealthy father-in-law and his co-workers. He sees his doctor and is gi...展开ven an ointment to rub onto the affected body part several times a day.
A journalist lives his smooth citizen life, married to a woman from respected family. But, conflicts with manager at work are becoming more often, his marriage is unstable and the outer manifestation of all this is a strange skin disease. Doctors recommend resting in nature and self-examination. In the mountains, in a lonely house near the lake, he meets a woman, also unadjusted and lonely. The consequences of this encounter are beneficial. Capable to love again, he gets his moral strenght, and disease retreats. He breaks off his contacts with his wife's family and with "petit bourgeois" of his former life, confronts his boss and wins, realizing that this is only a first victory which has straightened him up.