Constance heads back to England to find that Sir Clifford has been making further efforts to live more normally and has begun to walk on crutches.
She also learns that in a fight with the lover Parkin was beaten up and, because of the scandal, has had to resign as gamekeeper.
In rage and frustration, he will let nobody help him, though eventually Constance and Parkin do push him home.
Before going off on holiday, Constance spends the whole night with Parkin in his cottage, from which he has cleared all traces of his wife who has gone to live with another man.
Constance Chatterley (Marina Hands) is a lovely woman in her mid twenties who is married to Sir Clifford Chatterley (Hippolyte Girardot), a wealthy British nobleman many years her senior who is paralyzed from the waist down due to an injury sustained during World War I.
Lawrence's once-scandalous tale of a married woman who finds herself through an affair with another man is brought to the screen in this adaptation directed by Pascale Ferran.
Going to see Parkin, she tells him she is pregnant, but he is not happy because the child will in law be Sir Clifford's.
Having lost his job and his home, he will have to live with his mother and find work in a factory.
Parkin senses Constance's attraction to him, and he's equally taken by her beauty; in time the two throw caution to the wind and give in to their mutual passion.
She says she might do so when she goes on holiday with her sister to the Mediterranean.
Taking more of an interest in life, Sir Clifford buys a motorised wheelchair and ventures into the woods, but it gets stuck and stalls.
She tells him she has money from her dead mother and would like to buy him a small farm so that he could be independent.
While on holiday, Constance gets a letter from Sir Clifford's nurse with all the local gossip.The film is an adaptation of the novel John Thomas and Lady Jane, an earlier version of Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D. Constance tries to be a good wife, but he is distant and her life is empty.