In 1976, French director Rene Allio made Moi, Pierre Riviere, a film based on a 19th-century countryside murder. 24-year-old Nicholas Philibert, the assistant director, was tasked with scouting locations and finding a cast among the locals. Thirty years later, Philibert returns to the region to catch up with the earlier film's players, to revisit a page from his own history, and to tell the stories of this strange murder and the film that recreated it. In seeking out the cast, Philibert explores how we make connections between past and present, creating our own meaningful and personal narratives. We also learn of the mysterious disappearance of the young villager, Claude Hebert, who played the murderer.