Cross of the Living (1963)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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In this melodrama a prodigal son returns to his home village after he is acquitted of his stepfather's death to find that most of his former neighbors now shun him. At least his best friend sticks by him. Soon the young man finds himself drawn to his loyal buddy's lover. He and the woman have an affair. Later his friend finds out and vows to kill him. He cannot do it. At the same time, the young man cannot keep hurting his only true friend. As a result he spurns the woman, who runs off into the darkness and gets hit by a car driven by her first lover's mother's car.



disillusionment, love, homecoming, love-triangle, prodigal-son, self-sacrifice, friendship