A detective (Bernard Verley) tries to verify a visitation from God, who has inhabited the body of Simon (Gérard Depardieu) in order to lie with his wife Rachel (Laurence Masliah). But Godard’s version of the legend of Zeus’s seduction of Alcmene in the form of Amphitryon is a secret journey through sound, light and shadow to the world of a man and a woman. Depardieu left halfway through, but Godard built a new film from his original conception and created a work of splendor and ferocity.