It is 1943 and everything is as usual in the French Café René. That is, up and down. Because the thing for René is at all times to keep on a good footing with the German occupation in order to avoid problems. He has to deal with his wife, Edith in exactly the same way and for the same reasons. For other reasons he needs to have a good relationship with his light-footed waitresses, Yvette and Mimmi. That is to say at least when Edith is not about. The carousel drives at high speed and onboard is the German Occupation, the Resistance, the Allies from both sides, men of a suspicious nature and treacherous women. No wonder René feels that he has the same outlook as an overripe camembert. This is a magnificent theatre version of the well-known television series.