Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Filmed on location in the mountains of Asturias, Spain, Un Hombre va Por el Camino utilizes its breathtaking natural backdrops to add depth and context to its humble storyline. Upon finding out that his wife has been unfaithful, a surgeon loses his professional cool, resulting in the operating-table death of his own daughter. As if this wasn't tragedy enough, the doctor discovers that his wife and her lover have perished in a car accident. Hoping to lose himself, he wanders aimlessly through the winding roads of provincial Asturias. Along the way, he visits several tiny villages, in search of true happiness: in so doing, he meets a beautiful widow with whom he ultimately finds tenderness and peace. Superbly acted (by Fernando Nogueras) and directed (by Manuel Mur Oti), Un Hombre va Por el Camino won numerous Spanish film awards, as well as several international prizes.
daughter, death, extramarital-affair, love-conquers-all, meaning-of-life, surgery