Day and Night tells the story of a miner, Li Guangsheng (Liu Lei), in a fictional northern Chinese city who carries on an illicit affair with the wife of his friend and father figure (played by Orphan’s Sun Guilin). When his friend is killed in a cave-in, the miner is wracked with guilt and takes it upon himself to end the affair, rebuild the mine, and help his friend’s mentally disabled son find a wife.
Wu Hongyan is a young woman working as a prison guard during executions of female convicts. She feels lonely after her husband died, and she takes a night train to another city to visit a dating service. After a series of unsuccessful dates, she meets Li Jun. It quickly becomes obvious that he is hiding a secret: he is the widower of one of the female convicts of which Wu Hongyan assisted in the execution. Li Jun is torn apart by his feelings, as he is both attracted to Wu Hongyan, and having a desire for revenge for his executed wife.
Pretty Ciao Ciao is back from Canton to visit her parents in their mountain village. She plans to return to the city as soon as possible, but her parents expect her to help out. Ciao Ciao is trapped between her duty and the desire to lead a life of her own.
Nadine, 18, whose mother remarried, hates her stepfather and, because of him, hates herself and men and love. She goes from meeting to meeting with so much indifference that she cannot find the pleasure she think she has right until the day when, in New York on a ferry, she meets Jimmy, and it’s love crazy. Filmed in Paris, Montreal and New York this flamboyant film with torrid sequences subliminated by the natural and the sincerity of the young and delightful Laura Viala, met the triumphant success that it deserved when it was released on Sept 22, 1976 in Alpha-France theaters.
Madame of a brothel (Brigitte Lahaie) has been busted by the cops. So she decides to open it up again under the guise of an all girls school. The school though is not a typical one; here the girls are taught how to please their men.
Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: whether it’s cars, peace of mind, or daughters. Marie-Ange, a jaded, passive hairdresser, joins them as lover, cook, and mother confessor. She’s on her own search for seemingly unattainable sexual pleasure.
A young girl becomes addicted to sex after an accident. Carole, played by actress Sandra Julien, hates what she’s become, but is compelled to have sex with anyone that will comply. Her work soon takes her to France where things start escalating out of control.