V' 06


Agnès Varda
F, 1965
110min, OmeU


Agnès Varda
F, 1965
, 110min, OmeU

Catherine Deneuve
Michel Piccoli
Eva Dahlbeck
Marie-France Mignal
Britta Pettersson

Mag Bodard
World Sales: 
Distribution in Austria: 
16 mm/Farbe/SW

Michel Piccoli plays a novelist who gets in a severe car accident. He is injured and his wife (Catherine Deneuve) is rendered mute. They move to a small village on an island in order to recuperate, and for the husband to write his novel, in which he uses characters based on the townsfolk on the island. He meets a young man (Jacques Charrier) who is building a machine. They play chess and engage in a violent fight. The wife gives birth and regains her speech, and it is apparent that the young man only existed in the husband's imagination. The conclusion involves a further distortion of fantasy and reality as the writer finishes his novel…