When a wealthy man is kidnapped the story is told from his viewpoint as well as those of the kidnappers, his family, and the FBI.
An airplane pilot, his passenger, and a militant socialist all enter the lives of an English country gentleman and his family.
In Australia, a man is charged with murder despite the absence of a corpse.
An AWOL British officer in Paris during World War I meets an American nurse and is disturbed by her romantic attitude towards the war.
In Algeria, a French army captain is faced with having to use torture to obtain information about the rebel guerillas who slaughtered an Algerian family.
A laconic and solitary farmer encounters a pregnant young girl, cares for her, and when she dies in childbirth raises the son she delivers. Then, years later, the woman's relatives come to claim the child.
Two downed British airmen are kept prisoners in a cellar for seven years by a German shopkeeper who keeps informing them of the latest Third Reich victories in what he claims is still an on-going war.
In a state mental hospital, a psychiatrist brings together six patients for group therapy.
A man living in a small Florida town is warned by his brother that nuclear war is only hours away.