The second installment in the "Fanny" trilogy features a very heavy, serious side.
The film picks up where "Marius" left off with Fanny (Orane Demazis) and Cesar (Raimu) dealing with Marius' (Pierre Fresnay) departure. Both are struggling to live their daily life, looking for some signs of hope, of happiness.
As the story progresses, a serious situation emerges that will help to unite Fanny and Cesar, but with major complications. It's this drama that carries the story to its conclusion.
While "Fanny" does feature the comedic elements that helped to make "Marius" (the first film in the trilogy) such a wonderfully-rounded picture, it's the concluding drama that eventually overtakes the film.
You will find a lot of love in "Fanny." Some of it is selfish love, some of it is unselfish love. It's this love that ultimately makes the film a winning one.