"“CHANCE ENCOUNTER” is a truly compelling, bitter-sweet and sensuous love story. Daniel and Simone, who both had experienced deeply traumatic events in their early years, meet under unusual circumstances. They forge a close friendship and fall in love. Daniel -- who is denied a divorce – and Simone live in an illicit union, defying the strict morals of the unforgiving 1950s. Their love triumphs over all obstacles until a grievous misunderstanding lead s to Simone's leaving Daniel. He suffers a breakdown, resorts to violence and spends time in a mental institution. Freed from the demons of his past by a sympathetic psychiatrist, Daniel goes in search of Simone."