A woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man.A woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man.A woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man.
The mindset of the two men are brought out in few seconds - one (the husband) measures the time spend with his beloved (wife) in years and the other (the lover) in seconds... one lives for present, and the moment and the other for the future accumulating bits and pieces and adding up as total experience. Naturally both were wrong and the ideal long-term lover (I mean beloved) falls in between. And on that aspect, the lady made the right choice even if the scales were not so unbalanced in her heart. Another interesting thing was the husband going to the other room, despite all the forbiddings and forebodings. Anyway by then he should have been more than sure of Maria being Angel - too many circumstantial evidences, acquaintance with the Grand Duchess, being in Paris on the day and then, the icing, tune on Piano on telephone background - which incidentally he had promised to her that he won't play again. Though the director, I don't know meant it to be, but the act of the husband was right. - not to show to the wife that he believed or didn't believe her, or as she said, to keep that iota in mind permanently. He was by then sure, but the step was necessary to tell her, that the suspicions and lies shouldn't be there for the relation to succeed and thrive. He knows, he tells her that he knows, and then he still doesn't forgive her, but tells her to make choice, not really blaming her, but indirectly accepting his responsibility for the episode that took place - making her task more complex. had he maintained the insensitivity, it would have been easy for her to chose. But still it wasn't difficult or needed time for her to make up her mind.
- Feb 20, 2020