In this talky lighthearted slow-paced melodrama, Jerome, a cultural attache, spends his last summer holidays as a bachelor at Lake Annecy where he meets Aurora, an Italian writer and old friend. She talks him into a flirt with his landlady's teenage daughter, Laura, which he indulges in until he meets and falls for Laura's blonde half-sister Claire and develops a desire to caress her knee. Jerome eventually dares to try his luck with Claire, only to realize that, unlike with Laura, his affections this time are mostly one-sided.
Otto Oberhauser <Oberhauser@cc.univie.ac.at>
Did You Know?
Without counting a picture frame seen from the distance, the title character's first appearance takes place after 47 minutes into the film. See more
Near the end of the movie, Jerôme and Claire Annecy are going by boat to Annecy but have to seek refuge under a shelter because of a storm. During their conversation, the irregular flow of the watering device used to create the big rain can be clearly heard. See more
I was 15. I despised young boys. Besides, you never paid attention to me.
Excuse me, but I remember very well. You had bouffant hair and a blue bicycle.
I wore my hair straight and had a black bicycle. You're thinking of Bernadette Piccard.
Ah, right, I didn't look at the older girls. They scared me.
Referenced in No Regrets