Antonio believes that Paul has lost his shadow. Old Andalusian communists are back to their land after a long exile in France, Antonio hosts Paul, who has fled his home after taking fire from the newspaper where he worked.
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****1/2. The Alain Tanner hero is often someone who lost something. In order to regain the will to go on with his life, Paul comes back to Spain to see his father and the Almeria desert. Anne and Maria, his wife and his ex-girlfriend, finally find him and arrive at his father's restaurant. Allusions to the western genre are quite abundant in this movie which, according to me, is nearly a masterpiece.