A man returns to the place he once lived a passionate love affair with a woman who is now dead. So powerful are the emotions that seize him that he imagines she is still alive, and begins to live as if this were the case.
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Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet, Jean Mascolo and Bruno Nuytten. "Desire" list: "L'homme de la plage" is Gérard Depardieu, a remarkable physical-lyric presence, as usual in this period of his career, mainly with Duras. A uge body, a strong face and a weightlessness that is being.
The ghosts of characters from half-remembered novels meeting at the seaside in death, still reeling, decades later, from the aftershocks of pivotal moments in the lives of the people they may or may not have once been.