The film is about a group of emotionally troubled expatriates living in a self-imposed exile in a small village in Ireland. The cast includes Peter Ustinov, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Noiret, Edward Albert and, somewhat eccentrically cast as a small-town Irish physician, Fred Astaire. —Wikipedia
Yves Boisset (born 14 March 1939) is a French film director and scriptwriter.
Boisset began his career as an assistant director. After working with such directors as Hossein, Cioampi and Clement, he began directing short films until the late 1960s when he made his feature film debut. Boisset frequently contributes to the scripts he shoots and is known for his fast-paced action-adventures and his social and political thrillers. His 1972 film L’Attentat entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival where it won the Silver Prize. —Wikipedia