The film describes a few days in the life of the writer Robert Harmon and his sister Sarah. The decadent life of Robert is made of alcohol, cigarettes, and short-time relationships with women; women he interviews for a book, he spends a weekend with at a casino or fall in love with for the fun of an evening. Having no constraints, he his unable to be responsible for anything including the care of his son, leaving him alone in an hotel room and teaching the 8-years old boy how to drink. His life is made of his own phantasms as an artist. His sister is divorcing from her husband because of her exuberant and insane behavior. She scares her daughter Debbie who prefers to stay with her father, a decision that hurts Sarah very deeply and reinforces her nervous breakdown. Most of the movie takes place in the house of Robert. We watch Robert and Sarah struggling with their own lives. As the movie progresses, the house gets empty little by little... Written by
Cyril Aubaud (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Did You Know?
According to the 'Virgin Film Guide', John Cassavetes
was not allowed by Menahem Golan
and Yoram Globus
on this film to participate in his alleged usual self-indulgence, with the producers watching over him throughout the production. See more
(at around 1h 40 mins) The camera crew can be seen clearly behind the taxi when Sarah brings the animals home to her brother. See more
You know I think that all beautiful women have a secret. And the interesting thing is to get that secret out, you know, if they volunteer that secret, d'you know what I mean?
Yeah I guess.
Referenced in King Kongs Faust