The wife of a physician who diligently cares for the poor, grows weary of their dull South France factory town and pressures her older husband to move to glorious Nice, on the Mediterranean. Dr. Valerio particularly empathizes with Sandro, the farm foreman for the town's wealthy factory owner, Gorzone. Sandro's preoccupation with caring for his ill wife, Magda, angers Gorzone. As the only local physician, will compassionate Valerio abandon his patients, and give in to his young wife's bourgeois values ?
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The police commissioner Fasaro, repressive figure representing the established order, has on the desk of his office a volume of plays by Paul Claudel, a prominent Catholic writer. The book appears franked by a pair of handcuffs, insinuating the repulse that Buñuel felt both towards the French author and his ideology. See more
Referenced in Adagio sostenuto