Feeling out of sorts, Marco (Mastroianni), an Italian driving instructor living in Paris, pays a visit to the doctor, who promptly diagnoses him as four months pregnant. It’s the medical miracle heard ’round the world, as Marco becomes fodder for the press, a curiosity to the scientific community, and a cash cow for a maternity wear company—while leaving his hairdresser wife (Catherine Deneuve) alternately gobsmacked and delighted. Jacques Demy, directing in his très charmant candy-colored visual style, plays the patently absurd premise for both cheery comedy and slyly subversive social commentary, raising serious questions about male-female social roles and gender equality.