Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This satirical French drama is based on a novel by Antoine Blondin. Fired by wanderlust and urged on by his mother, Taitro leaves his wife and children to seek work in Paris. The mother is hoping to break up the marriage, as she doesn't like her daughter-in-law. Thanks to his mother, Taitro has letters of introduction to various people, one of which actually proves to be of help. While rich in adventure, his stay in Paris does not result in work or even in much satisfaction. He returns to his wife, but when they embrace, his wife is shot by his mother, who hoped she had caught her with another man. Though his Parisian friends welcome him back, Taitro is unable to settle down, and takes up the life of a vagabond.
family-disapproval, love, meaning-of-life, murder, wanderer