Un Escargot dans la Tête (1980)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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This psychological drama turns into a horror story, creating a strong dichotomy that is not easily reconciled. A divorcee (Florence Giorgetti) and a widower (Renaud Verley) meet in a psychiatric hospital where they are both undergoing treatment. She is having a hard time after her divorce, and he feels responsible for the accident that killed his wife and child. Since they are both artists and mutually sympathetic, a tentative liaison starts up between them. He also has a fascination with snails. After her ex-husband kills himself, the divorcee breaks off her relationship with the widower, and he has to be institutionalized again. Just when she begins to recuperate and decides to renew their relationship, everything takes another turn for the worse.