Under the name Victor Chmara and a determination to “above all do nothing”, a young deserter arrives at a well-to-do lakeside resort near the Swiss border. In a hotel foyer he meets the beautiful Yvonne.
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Having had the biggest amour-fou at the same location and on the same boat make me a total Patrice Leconte fanboy. Although his movies often have the same ingredients, they are perfectly executed and always have more subtle underlying psychological motives than first meet the eye.
Adapté d'un roman déjà bien superficiel de Modiano, le film ne parvient jamais à décoller. Leconte, visiblement sous le charme de son interprète principale, oublie de la diriger et l'ensemble se noie dans la platitude... www.cinefiches.com