Married for eight years with no children, Brits Katherine and Alex Joyce are driving to Italy, their ultimate destination just outside of Naples to sell the villa they have just inherited from his uncle, the villa where they will be staying during their time there. On the drive, they come to the realization that this trip marks the first time that they have truly been alone together, and as such don't really know one another in the true sense. While in Italy, they end up mainly embarking on pursuits separate from each other - Katherine preferring the cultural, Alex preferring "company" including with some acquaintances they didn't know were in Naples until running into them on their first night in the city - and on the few occasions when they do spend time together, there is a tension and an underlying increasing want on both sides to hurt the other emotionally in their individual beliefs of what the other is thinking or has done in their time apart. As their marriage slowly falls ...
A Dramatic and Unusual Love Story!
Did You Know?
This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #675. See more
After deciding to leave Pompeii, and walking down the stairs for the exit, the arm and shoulder of a crew member appear in the lower right side of the screen. See more
Where are we?
Oh, I don't know exactly.