A successful entrepreneur in his fifties, will decide to abandon his loved ones and the empire he has built, just to find the liberty he has been seeking, not knowing that the itinerary of one's life often changes in the funniest of ways.
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On a cloudy day, in a small town, a carnival is going on. There's singing and dancing, kids with their bicycles storming up and down the road, families with their kids watching the games. Next to a big carousel, a three-year-old boy, is watching the activities from a distance, unattended and with a small note in his hand, crying inconsolably. The man operating the machine, observes the sad scene and asks him of the whereabouts of his mother and the content of the note. It seems that the poor boy, abandoned by his mother, has nowhere to go. From that point on, the boy will become part of a traveling circus and start a career as an intrepid trapeze acrobat. He will leave the circus and become a man, starting his own business, ultimately reaching the peak by being the biggest in his trade. Accomplished, married and divorced, with kids, wealth and recognition, will one day quit the firm and his current lifestyle, to set out on a solitary voyage of self-awareness, crossing the ocean never ... Written by
Sam Lion (Jean Paul Belmondo) discovers he needs to take some time off as everybody around him relies to much on him and stages his own death. When he discovers those he loved ans still loves are in need, he gets Albert Duvivier (Richard Anconina) to help them. In search of his own past, of his own desires, this fabulous film by Claude Lelouch is a man's quest for himself at a ripe age.
Built like all Lelouch films, the film's beginning with constant flashbacks may be puzzling, especially scenes where Paul Belmondo (who looks a huge lot like his father) is playing a young Sam Lion while Sam Lion stands in the same room - a flashback sequence which takes a second to grasp.
One of Lelouch's most elaborate works, L'itineraire d'un infant gate is a must-see tale of self fulfilment.
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