AT LAST - and well worth the wait. Based on the Marguerite Duras novel - this odd journey deals with lust, murder, adultery, and yet more lust. Peter Finch as the straight-laced husband, Romy Schneider - the 'companion' and Mercouri - 'the wife' find themselves somewhere in a small village. A cheating wife has just been killed by her husband; now he is missing and the hunt is on. After the trio check into their hotel, Mercouri steps out on the balcony and .......
...the young Spanish actor is BRILLIANT in his scenes with Mercouri - she's also great as the 'sime-conscious drunk' during their confrontations..
Let's say it becomes rather intersting, until Finch and Schneider find themselves facing an odd dilemma ........ where to find Mercouri?
The close-ups are abundant, pity that all 3 have left us too soon.
Luminous personalities - great screen beauties -
Dassin/Duras at their best!