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...
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Samuel Le Bihan,
Bernard Le Coq
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
(flopped shot) 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! Comparing the bell on the bicycle with other scenes, one realizes that this whole scene has been mounted in a mirrored way. See more »
This is the second time Sandrine Bonnaire has made a film in the rocky, ocean-lashed confines of Brittany--the first one being Voleur de vie, which I found better, truer to life. The story of a forbidden love that leads to pregnancy has been done so many times and Lioret is not the great director who can make it all fresh.
Grégori Dérangère is like a big friendly dog in this picture, not showing much emotion: we're supposed to admire his endurance and honesty but it all grew tiresome for me. Bonnaire shows how tough a Breton woman has to be amid the crashing waves and male stupidity, but her mind often seems elsewhere. Only Phillippe Torreton as the hapless Yvon shows any great commitment to the project. Once more he reminds me why he's one of my favorite actors.
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