L’homme qui a perdu son ombre
Director: Alain Tanner
Writer: Alain Tanner
Music: Arie Dzierlatka
Cast: Francisco Rabal, Dominic Gould, Ángela Molina, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Jean-Gabriel Nordman, Marc Lawton, Cécile Tanner, Jocelyne Maillard, Asunción Balaguer
Production: Coproduction Switzerland – Spain – France – Germany
Paul is a journalist who is up to date on the latest horrors of the modern world and is heartsick about them. He has a wife and a steady job but leaves both of them suddenly for parts unknown. His wife is worried about him, and she is angry that he left without a word. She is sufficiently concerned to seek out one of Paul’s former flames for information about where he might have gone. Soon, this girl has joined her in a quest to find Paul. They finally discover him in a Spanish resort town on the coast, moodily riding his motorcycle over the countryside and sharing philosophical musings with Antonio, a magnetic older man who fought against Franco in the Spanish Civil War.