An old man, a young woman, a soldier and a player walk around an imaginary topography across continents, escaping from their everyday existence. Each one of them starts out, alone, only to meet up and form a group, which is to move along like an expedition. Suddenly they come across a clearing, a city, a desert, an ocean. They all follow the ardent desire that drove them to leave. Through their conversations, their discussions, rejoinders, monologues and dreams, they tell the story. One day, the “guide”, that led them, disappears..
Original title: L’ABSENCE
1992 – 1h52 – Comedy Drama – France
With: Bruno Ganz, Jeanne Moreau, Alex Descas