Synopsis by Mark Deming
A woman who skirts the edges of madness finds love, but under deceptive circumstances, in this drama from Ireland. Sarah (Anne Brochet) is a lonely sculptor who lives near the Irish seacoast. One day, while walking along a desolate beach, she discovers a man who has washed up on the shore (James Spader). Though nearly drowned and suffering with a broken leg, the man is alive, and Sarah brings him back to her cottage, nursing him back to health. She discovers that the man is suffering from severe amnesia; he isn't sure who he is or what has happened, and Sarah decides to tell him that they're the only residents of a remote island, which is visited only by a supply boat every few months. The man believes Sarah, and in time he comes to trust and love her, but while Sarah is determined to keep her lover for herself, he displays a growing desire to leave the island for more civilized circumstances.
amnesia, deception, island, loneliness, sculpting, instability