Michel left Marseilles to Italy when he was twenty years old. Courageous and active, he has succeeded in the construction industry. Thirty years later, his return to Marseilles, for his ... See full summary »
Anne, a thirty-year-old stage actress, has been living for seven years with Julien, a small-time photographer who taints her life with his own mediocrity. She would like to leave him but is... See full summary »
It's hard to understand why Allio made this film. The main character, as the title implies, is a cipher (though not always a sailor); the focus of power is Sanda's "fatal attraction" role. But this doesn't explain the artificial low-budget decors, the thinness of Sanda's as well as her lover's character, and the amateurish plotting of the denouement. A faded discount-store copy of a 50s costume drama.
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