Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This French political melodrama deals with the conflict between the political ambitions of Julien (Alain Delon) and his love for his mistress, fashion-model Creezy (Sydne Rome). Based on the novel Creezy, which won the "Prix de Goncourt" in 1969, it tells of Julien's schemes to win a ministerial post. He spends his time meeting with his mentor's widow (Jeanne Moreau), who has now become Julien's political advisor, fantasizing about Creezy, working to placate his radical son, and suffering pangs of conscience about his wife, now confined to a mental institution.
ambition, candidate, mistress, modeling, political-campaign, politician, widow/widower