Horty, a French foundry worker, wins a contest and is sent to see the sailing of the Titanic. In England, Marie, saying she is a chambermaid on the Titanic and cannot get a room, asks to ... See full summary »
Horty, a French foundry worker, wins a contest and is sent to see the sailing of the Titanic. In England, Marie, saying she is a chambermaid on the Titanic and cannot get a room, asks to share his room. They do, chastely; when he awakens, she is gone, but he sees her at the sailing and gets a photo of her. When he returns home, he suspects that his wife Zoe has been sleeping with Simeon, the foundry owner. Horty goes to the bar, where his friends get him drunk and he starts telling an erotic fantasy of what happened with him and Marie, drawing a larger audience each night. Written by
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This collaboration between France and Italy is simply a very original movie, with a scrip of a great intelligence. We don't really know if Olivier Martinez is telling lies, but like the people who listen to him, we want to hear him and believe him. And like in a great short story of litterature, we know the true at the end, but the director told us, in a little part, that it's not really sure... The idea of shows in little theatres, by the last half of the film, is simply brillant. I have study the reaction of people with melodrama at this time of the 20th century, and we saw that in this film
exactly like it was in the early 1910's. This is truly a wonderful movie.
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