Angèle, a beautiful young woman with a past, arrives in a small fishing harbor in Normandy. She meets Tony, a professional fisherman, who finds himself attracted to her although he dislikes... See full summary »
Angèle, a beautiful young woman with a past, arrives in a small fishing harbor in Normandy. She meets Tony, a professional fisherman, who finds himself attracted to her although he dislikes her blunt ways. Tony hires her as a fishmonger, lodges her and teaches her the tricks of the trade. The relationships between Myriam, Tony's mother, and Angèle are far from easy but the young woman gradually adapts to her new environment and little by little Tony and Angèle manage to tame each other... Written by
A "marin" and only one port and one girl - for a change!
My Filipino friend picks up the French movies, well nearly all the times French. Most of the time,including the four of us, we are only a dozen of people in the cinema. And now the time is right for the movie to start - here it comes, slow, with some unusual beauty, bestial beauty? It's too early to know - the main character seems aloof, troubled and things are a little strange, the story goes on still fairly slow...Is something going to happen? But soon our patience gets rewarded, this slow introduction starts to reveal the why and how. People interact, cautiously. I did get on the French news, here down under, that fishing as a profession suffered hardship with European quota imposition and I understand what is happening to this small community. It's nice to have some insight in what is going on, else it could be perceived as fabricated. But really here little is fabricated just narrated in a beautiful way in a beautiful but very real setting, yes with perhaps unlikely events but not impossible. What'll become of Angele and Tony? Well just like me you'll need to sit through to find out the right way, that is do not start with the last page or here reading comments with spoilers. That's right it would spoil it!
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