Mourning the death of her older brother in World War I, Angela, an Italian lighthouse keeper, rescues an American sailor who washes ashore after being abandoned by his ship. Love blooms — until Angela discovers that he may not be who he claims.
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Could be extended to a mini-series, given the narrative’s ever shifting centre of gravity, if Pickford’s fairish, gluconic charm didn’t stick all elements together, the feminine principle acting as a colloid for dispersed human particles, the connective, restorative tissue of a world shattered and dismembered by war. At the core of the peachily soft heroine - a stern Judith, who wills death upon whom delivers it. All