This is the story of a woman who meets a man and allows herself to dream again. This is also the story of her sickly brother and their mother. It is the story of a destiny – that of a large family from the Italian industrial bourgeoisie. This is the story of the end of an era.
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Tedeschi is the heir of to the most rhetorical French cinema, the one that specialized in group hysteria of a familiar universe, with a supposed existential pathos. Apart from the slapstick scene of the santified chair, the whole movie is an excruciating banality, if not unbearable, as the flamboyant clown Louis Garrel.