The setting is the Riviera in autumn. A retired English businessman has just been through heart surgery but it has, apparently, done little to relieve his constant pain or improve his long-term survival prospects. During his recuperation Caroline, his adult daughter, comes from Paris to be with him and her mother, Miche, and she and her father begin to communicate as adults for the first time.
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Did You Know?
This was Dirk Bogarde
's final acting role before his death on May 8, 1999 at the age of 78. See more
As the final song is "These Foolish Things" is heard, on the line "a cigarette that bears a lipstick's traces" the screen slowly fades to black and the words "À Michael Powell" scroll up the screen. 'Michael Powell' was a friend of and had worked with Tavernier and had recently died of cancer. See more
These Foolish Things
Written by Harry Link
, Eric Maschwitz
, Jack Strachey
Performed by Jane Birkin
and Jimmy Rowles See more