Monaco, May 1968. Just before the start of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, when the beau monde mingles with the drivers and their racing cars before the eyes of the world press, the entire grandstand is witness to a terrible incident. Within seconds, two people are caught up in an accident that will change their lives forever: from that day forward, Jack Preston, a simple mechanic for Team Lotus, will bear the scars from which he shielded Deedee, a budding film star and the embodiment of the new social mores. Returning home to his wife, in a remote English village where the drab atmosphere of the 1950s has yet to recede, Jack longingly awaits a sign of Deedee's gratitude, while following her meteoric rise on television. Until, one day, Deedee suffers a fatal accident, dashing all Jack's hopes. With the help of Ronny, a disabled boy from his village, he decides to take on the ultimate arbiter of fate, issuing a challenge to God himself.With Monte Carlo, Terrin confirms his reputation as a maverick blessed with a rich and evocative imagination, and as a master of ominous detail and classical restraint.