Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Flashbacks stimulated during one day and night are experienced by a man and his new wife who live as boarders in the home of a war widow and her young son. The boy's father, a heroic doctor who served in the resistance during World War II, was a widely recognized hero, and the young newlyweds have been asked by the widow to travel to a nearby village to be present at the dedication of a memorial plaque in his honor. Already thoroughly tired of his legend, they are forced to sit through lengthy reminiscences by many people who knew him. Some of these tales bring up painful bits of family history, as when a pair of sisters who were in love with the dashing doctor recount how they were separated from him by the boy's mother. However, being immersed in the human side of his father's legend removes the shadow that has dogged the young boy, and the newlyweds also emerge happier with one another. This story is based on a play by Imre Szasz.
courage, doctor/nurse, hero, newlywed, resistance, widow/widower