26 February 2009 | dbdumonteil
A parboiled cross between "rose tattoo" and " a streetcar named desire" ,both Tennessee Williams' plays.
A hunky man (Vallone) comes to a farm in Italy on the Goats island (?).There are three women who live on the farm :the mother (Madeleine Robinson,one of my favorite French actresses in one of her worst parts),the sister-in-law (hot Magali Noel) and the daughter (a young Dany Carrel who puts her hair in braids ,at least at the beginning).Guess what happens? The movie is handicapped by ponderous symbolism such as the birth of the kid (a goat's kid !) or the long sequence of the well ,which in the end amounts to nothing.Most of the time ,the dialog does not ring true, seasoned actors such as Robinson and Valone overplay .It is a boring movie.