Synopsis: A crime writer living in Venice while working on his new novel meets and soon marries his real-estate agent. Relocated to a remote house on Sant'Erasmo Island, his obsession with his wife's daily whereabouts takes a dark turn.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): André Téchiné
Production: Strand Releasing
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min

Who said,

"'As I sit here,

as the man my friends know,

"'I can't grasp the origin

of my work,

And more than a mother

that of her baby. "'

Unlikely, maybe,

but it's what interests me.

A woman

who refuses her role as mother,

Her marital,

family and social bonds.

She takes the plunge

into the unknown.


Or there's this.

Over your budget, but worth it.


a house with a real garden.

- Where the heck is it?

- Sant'erasmo.

Hold on...

Im not moving to Venice

to wind up on a desert island.

It's remote,

but it comes with a boat.

You just need to be organized.

I know the owners.

- Now listen, Mrs...

- Miss.


Do you think Im rolling in it?

I don't know...

your books are bestsellers.

I'm in Venice for peace and quiet.

Write, breathe, sleep.

One room's enough.

A big one, preferably.

You're describing your hotel room.

I doubt I can help.

I'll see you out.

It's inhumane

to kick me out in this weather.

You like rain, don't you?

What makes you say that?

The construction of paradise

is a real deluge.

You've read my books?

Not all of them,

but I liked that one.

Sold well, but not my best.

Can you maybe fix me a grog?

This isn't a bar.

Tea, regular or herb.

Not herb tea.

It makes you fall in love.

I mean...

it wouldn't be hard.

I have Kleenex, too.


Is business good?

There are agencies

popping up all over town.

Rentals are okay,

but sales aren't great.

Why do you like

sant'erasmo so much?

I don't know. On one side,

there's the sea. The lagoon.

On the other, countryside.

The vines.


Not that old trick.


I'm out of gas.

I forgot the jerry can.

It's the agency boat. Hold on...

you have flares, I hope.

There's no danger.

It's not coming our way.

We'll aim for that dock there.

Let's just drift.

We'll land up somewhere.

No, we can't do that.

Sorry, we'll have to row.

- Row? Which way?

- Over there.

- Surely, you know how to row?

- I suppose so.

This is different.

I'm really...

we're aiming for that dock there.

Sure, if we manage

to escape the liner.

Start rowing, but you ought to...

Im rowing.

I realize we have to move fast.

We're not going in that direction.

How come you speak such good French?

Because Im French.

- You've always lived here?

- No.

I grew up in Grenoble.

I lived and worked in Milan.

Doing what?


At 30, I changed jobs.

I had to, I was too old.

And then?

And then...

Im not going

to tell you my life story.

Then I traveled a lot, that's all.

You gave up work?

I got a job

with a British auction house.

I spent my life on planes.

A flying antiques dealer.

Why all these questions?

I have a very dull life.

You're right, this is great.

In winter,

no one wants to live here.

If you plan

on renting for a whole year,

I'm sure they'll lower the price.

It depends on you.

Depends on me?

Move in with me

and I sign right now.

Good joke.

I'm single. We'll have

a new life if you are too.

You're mad.

What if I am?

It's a serious offer.

It's ridiculous. You don't know me.

Don't need to, to love someone.

It's okay.

Didn't mean to scare you.

I'm sorry.

Don't mess around, just marry him.

I'm not sure I can live with a man.

Living with a woman worked out,

did it?

Stop it.

The sex doesn't worry me,

It's the relationship.

With a writer, it's different.

You've always loved artists.

What about you?

You had something to ask me...



It's a silver venetian half-Ducat,

Known as a half ecu with cross,

First minted sometime around 1660.

It's a forgery.

A forgery? So it's worthless.

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André Téchiné

André Téchiné (French: [teʃine]; born 13 March 1943) is a French screenwriter and film director. He has a long and distinguished career that places him among the best post-New Wave French film directors. He belongs to a second generation of French film critics associated with Cahiers du cinéma who followed François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard and others from criticism into film-making. Téchiné is noted for his elegant and emotionally charged films that often delve into the complexities of emotions and the human condition. One of the trademarks of his filmography is the lyrical examination of human relations in a sensitive but unsentimental way, as can be seen in his most acclaimed films: My Favorite Season (1993) and Wild Reeds (1994). more…

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