Having recently survived a plane crash, American engineer Walter Faber (Sam Shepard) decides to forgo flying and cross the Atlantic Ocean via ship. Once aboard, Faber falls under the charm of fellow passenger Sabeth (Julie Delpy), a gorgeous young woman who reminds him of his former love (Barbara Sukowa). Faber and Sabeth pursue an intimate affair, and he joins her on a journey across Europe to her home in Greece. However, an incident from Faber’s past threatens to tear them apart.
I saw this when it came out. All I can say, is I still remember the basic plot, and the cinematography. Walter Faber is paradigmatic as the post WWII individual, still blindly devoted to the goddess of Reason in his personal attitude to life, but beset by the unconscious flood of irrational experience: a real example of Carl Jung’s warning that what is not made conscious will be lived out as destiny. It is overall a wonderful, understated film, beautifully directed and shot, representing in a gentle way what European directors (and all directors) should concentrate more on – literature, myth, relationship, culture. It’s only fault, if I recall correctly, was that it was not longer and deeper, because it really could have been a great film. Go ahead and watch it!
IMDB – 4 wins
English | BRRip | MP4 | 1920×1080 | AVC @ 2500 kb/s | 2.16 GB
Audio: AAC @ 224 kb/s | 2 channels | 01:53:24 minutes
Genre: Art-house, Drama, Romance