Director Stig Bjorkman has created a labyrinthian mix of fantasy and reality, reminiscent of the style of Last Year at Marienbad, in this story about a writer (Erland Josephson) who escapes to North Africa to patch his emotional life back together after virulent jealousy has jeopardized his marriage. As he wanders through the night life and sunny beaches of Morocco, he meets a young artist (Vlado Juras) and his Italian lover (Domiziana Giordano) and a myriad of other characters moving in and out of the shady world of drugs. As the writer begins weaving his story, the fantasy he creates around the people he has met and the real world of their lives become indistinguishable. The beautiful Italian woman is murdered, but then her body disappears -- so did the murder really happen or was it a figment of the writer's imagination? Most viewers will not be able to puzzle out the riddles without sitting through the film one more time.
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