Married early thirty-somethings Joanna and Mark Wallace are making the three day drive from their home in London to St. Tropez for the unveiling of the lavish house Mark, a successful architect, designed for his wealthy clients, Maurice and Francoise Dalbret. Joanna and Mark are at a rough stage of their relationship, much of their conversation along the way centered on the possibility of divorce to end the farce they now consider their marriage. The macro ups and downs of their marriage are presented in previous road trips they took together in France, with each trip having its own micro ups and downs. The first was twelve years earlier when they met, he backpacking through the country, she traveling to a music festival with her all-girl singing group, with they ending up together purely by circumstance instead of Mark hooking up with Joanna's colleague, Jackie. The second was an impromptu trip which was supposed to be throughout the continent with Mark's ex-girlfriend, the former ...Written by
Patricia Viterbo, who played one of Joanna's touring friends, died during filming of a scene in which she had to reverse her open-top car slowly towards the bank of the River Seine in Paris. She reversed too quickly, the car went in the water and she drowned before she could be saved by the crew. Her passenger, Henri Garcin who played her lover in the film, was dragged free and survived. See more »
While riding in a limousine, Joanna's hairdo is first shown with bangs, then without bangs, and then with bangs again. See more »
[referring to a pair of newlyweds seated in the back of a Rolls Royce]
They don't look very happy.
Why should they? They just got married.
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