July 24, 1978 12:00 PM

The story is good, the scenes sometimes stunning and the acting not bad. Yet this clunky French film manages to stay strangely lifeless. Romy Schneider plays the wife of an Italian diplomat in Greece before the outbreak of World War II. She’s bored, as is her husband, who has already taken a lover. Then fate intervenes: A political fugitive (Victor Lanoux) literally crawls into her bedroom while being chased by fascist police. Naturally they fall in love, she follows him and they both get killed. But wait. Twenty years later the illicit lovers’ look-alike daughter pops up asking questions about Mom and Dad. One she overlooks: What’s the point? In French with English subtitles. (Unrated)

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