While being treated for asthma at a country spa, an American diplomat's lonely 12-year-old son is befriended and infatuated by a suave, mysterious baron. During a story of his war experiences, the baron reveals the scar of a wound from an American soldier and thrusts a pin through it, saying "see-- no feeling." Little does the boy realize that it is his turn to be wounded. But soon his adored friend heartlessly brushes him aside and turns his seductive attentions to his mother. The boy's jealousy and feelings of betrayal become uncontrollable.
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Did You Know?
Initially, this was a project of Stanley Kubrick
for MGM. He was so enthusiastic about the novel that he hired novelist Calder Willingham
to write a screenplay with him. However, Production Code restrictions hindered the realization and the project never went into fruition. In July 2018, a complete screenplay for Burning Secret written by Kubrick and Willingham was found, so time will tell if their adaptation of the novel will come to light. See more
It seems the deepest love affairs are those left unfulfilled.
Therein lies a tragedy.
Not at all. To consummate love is to make it mortal.
Referenced in Serial Mom
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle
Music by Jacques Offenbach See more