In a luxurious villa, the life-weary Vera Baxter reflects on her life. She is weak, passive, and tired: her husband has left her and driven her into the hands of another out of self-interest. An unknown woman visits Vera in the villa and listens to her life story.
Baxter, Vera Baxter is a disturbing journey through the existential emptiness of a woman. By combining languid images with an endlessly repeating soundtrack, Duras shapes an image of marriage as a kind of prison.