Corinne, a middle-aged actress. She spends her time in bed reading about a young man and woman who have recently been married. She is worried about her son, who has problems with drugs and who is under investigation by the police. She asks her friends Brown and Lambert to secure the release of her son.
Lambert, an Englishman who has made love to Corinne with the apparent understanding that he will intervene with the police authorities to secure her son’s release from jail.
Brown, an overweight, middle-aged friend of Corinne. He has a conversation with a man in a bar, where he exchanges money for little packages of powder. He later assures Corinne that her son will be freed. He also completes a jigsaw puzzle that represents the boys in the fishing scene and then scatters it.
A clown, who is pictured on a circus advertisement hanging on a barn. He participates in a dumb show with a monkey and another man who torments him. His performance is staged against a background of music that is frequently interrupted by the lion tamer’s animals.
Two young boys
Two young boys, who are fishing and take time to examine some film strips that they try to arrange in the proper sequence. Some of their film relates the story of Corinne at the beach. They notice a young mother leaving her child to meet her lover in a barn. They then head toward the barn to spy on the lovemaking.
Young men, who are part of a boisterous wedding celebration. They accompany the groom into a bar.
Man, who appears in a bar wearing a leather jacket and a cap and has a swarthy complexion. After talking with one of the women there,...
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