A director wants to make an anti-drug film because his wife died of a heroin overdose. He’s planned the lead for a young actress with whom he’s in love. One day, a man becomes interested in the story and offers the director a vast sum of money—if he’ll smuggle heroin in a suitcase across the border.
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It is the manner in which Garrel depicts small loses of conviction that allows for an effective ending! An incredible composition that is ultimately deconstructed in reel 5 & 6: a dinner table split between couples, filmmaker and muse and failed artist and heroin addict are a dangerous mirror. An excluded heroin addict removed from an artist's focus soon reverses to an excluded artist removed from a circle of heroin.