- In French (& al.) there's a verb tense - imparfait - that depicts a prolonged, continuous past action, fairly broad in scope to grant reminiscent immersion and with sufficiently vague boundaries to let it lap at present's heels, rebounding on its prohibited shores. The imperfective is the perfect avenue for memories, the consuming nonconsummation. Also a vessel for the imperfect reconstruction of experience through
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.