Remous (1933)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - France  |  
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Released in English-speaking countries as Eddies, this feverish romantic melodrama involves a "damaged" husband and a restless wife. Paralyzed from the waist down in an auto accident, Henri St. Clair (Jean Gallard) is all too aware that he can no longer satisfy his young wife Jeanne (Jeanne Botel). Even so, Jeanne tries to be faithful but eventually succumbs to the charms of virile Robert Vannier (Maurice Mallot). Jeanne's inner torment and sexual yearnings are represented in purely symbolic terms, not unlike the implied eroticism of the recent Czech film Ecstacy. This distinctly continental production was, surprisingly, the brainchild of an American screenwriter named Peggy Thompson.