Camille arrives at the island Ouessant where she was born, to sell the house of her parents. She finds a book of a certain Antoine and starts reading. A story of a stranger is told who came... See full summary »
Camille arrives at the island Ouessant where she was born, to sell the house of her parents. She finds a book of a certain Antoine and starts reading. A story of a stranger is told who came 1963 to the island. He wasn't well received and left again after 2 month. Written by
Throughout the film, the main character has a mutilated left hand, which he wears in a leather strap. But in the long scene where he walks alongside Sandrine Bonnaire on her bicycle, and both meet the local priest also on bicycle, it's his right hand that is mutilated! One wonders how the actor being prepared for that scene could possibly have overlooked the switch. Next day, he enters the fish factory with his familiar left hand mutilated. See more »
A terrific film set in 1960's Brittany, France. Philippe Lioret has done an amazing job of capturing the lives of the Bretons and their reluctance to accept outsiders into their proud history.
An interesting piece of information is that the film was shot entirely on location and no models where used for any of the lighthouse scenes. This knowledge enhances the dramatic visuals as it is unbelievable that they were there filming in some of the situations shown.
Grégori Derangère (Antoine) does a stellar performance of the outsider and his struggle to find himself and acceptance, ultimately challenging the friendship of the one who has.
I thoroughly recommend it and truly hope that more people will see it even though it is not an English film.
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