R | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A teacher on a Greek island becomes involved in bizarre mind-games with the island's magus (magician) and a beautiful young woman.
John Fowles disliked this screen adaptation of his novel.
You're running away. That's all it is.
Nicholas Urfe: Look, in this country I am the typical nowhere man - belonging nowhere, going nowhere and wanted nowhere.
Anne: Oh, Nicko, this is life, not an existentialist novel.
In the rented room where the English professor will live while to continue the teaching work of his predecessor in the "Greek" island, there is a rather conspicuous historical XIX century Spanish painting by José Casado del Alisal which represents the first defeat of Napoleon's armies in Spain, in the city of Bailén, where Marechal Philippe Antoine Dupont de l'Estang surrendered to inexperienced Spanish General Castaños on 19 July 1808. Not quite a Hellenic topic, really.