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|AU PAIR tells the story of Susan, a restless 18 year old growing up in a Welsh village. Ignored by her mother and neglected by her boyfriend Tom, she decides to follow her friend, Mary, to Germany in search of a job.|
Arriving in Germany, Susan
meets an attractive man named Walter who intrigues her. Mary arrives at the
airport to pick her up, only to confess that she has no job waiting for Susan
as promised. While Susan is searching for a job, she finds Walter's business
card and calls him. His boss, Barbara Frankenheimer, a television joumalist,
is looling for an au pair. Susan begins to work for the family: Barbara, her
husband Ivo, and their child Myfiam. Barbara and Ivo are both cheating on
each other. As Susan's relationship with Walter develops, she flnds out that
he had an affair with Barbara, and Anna, Barbara's main competitor at work.
While on a videotaping
tour with Barbara, Susan falls completely in love with Walter. Upon arriving
home, she discovers that her Welsh boyfriend, Tom, has shown up. Susan declares
that she has no love for him. Barbara forces Walter to stop dating Susan.
Heartbroken, Susan falls back on Tom, who tums out to be a real friend. Walter
rea!izes that Susan was more than "just fun" for him. Barbara regrets what
she has done and tries to talk to Susan, but is distracted by seeing lvo with
another woman. She becomes mad and throws lvo out of the house. They all meet
at a party. Barbara sees lvo in bed with two men and a woman. Susan sees Tom
kissing Mary, and discovers Walter drunk and sleeping in the bathroom. Barbara
and Susan join in solidarity: all men are pigs.
When Barbara's program has been cancelled she feels emotionally drained. just in time, lvo comes back and the two are re-united. Susan decides to return home. While Susan is waiting at the airport, Walter shows up with tears in his eyes. Susan tums him away. However, when the plane takes off, she is not onboard...
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