On an overnight ferry ride French sixteen year old Thomas strikes up a conversation with English thirtysomething Alice. She invites him to share her table and as the evening progresses the naive yet full of bravado teenager engages in mutual flirtation with his older companion. With the sexual tension building they head for Alice's cabin.
Cheap and not particularly cheerful
- Brief Crossing review by GA
Typically Catherine Breillat film chock full of cynical musing abut the nature of men (and, sometimes, women), the debasing quality of relationships, and some sex. The very low budget and cast of essentially just the two main characters could make for something intimate and real, but the overly long soliloquies make it resemble anything but normal interaction between two people.
Sometimes it's best to save the essays for a book. Watch Breillat's sumptuous and engaging The Last Mistress instead.