When she arrives in the French region of Champagne in the company of her mother, her two sisters, and her brother, sixteen-year-old Joss Grey is still just a teenager. As she returns to England she has become a woman - What has happened is that Mrs. Grey fell ill at the beginning of their stay and was sent to hospital, leaving the foursome in the care of Madame Zizi, manager of the hotel where they are staying. Also lodging there is Madame Zizi's lover Eliot. Unaware of this situation, Joss becomes attracted to the 40-year- old man. Eliot is so friendly - Eliot is so handsome - A bit enigmatic perhaps, but so charming.
Photographed in the Green and Gold Champagne Country of France
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Although Rumer Godden had admired the earlier films made from her novels "Black Narcissus" and "The River", she was dissatisfied with this film, partly because the hotel was a grandiose chateau rather than the small French inn of her book, and partly because her title (retained for Britain) had been changed to "Loss Of Innocence" for the American market, and she found this new title vulgar. See more
Opening credits prologue: IN THE GREEN AND GOLD CHAMPAGNE COUNTRY OF FRANCE See more