Robert is an architect and artist, in Vichy after separating from his Parisian wife, Véronique, herself newly engaged. Robert finds it calms him to stand in the shadows of the home of Juliette and Patrick and watch her cook. She thinks he's a prowler and confronts him, then invites him in. Soon, she's dumped Patrick, decided she's in love with this stranger, and pursues him. Robert's diffident, Patrick is furious, and violence follows. The police are incompetent, Véronique sees an opportunity to play revenge games, and the impressionable Juliette is ensnared by thoughts of death. Can anyone exercise reason?
A disturbed young man pairs up with his grumpy grandfather for a road trip in search of his father who left town after digging up the corpse of his wife.
Refusant d'accepter le décès de sa nouvelle conjointe, avec qui il a deux jeunes enfants, un homme décide de la déterrer et de s'enfuir avec son cadavre. Son fils, qui vit pâlement une existence de travailleur, part avec son grand-père, un vieillard fatigué, à sa recherche malgré un ressentiment longtemps refoulé. Les trois hommes traînent avec eux un lourd passé d'incommunicabilité, teinté par un grave problème d'alcoolisme et de violence.
ÉCLAT (who called themselves ÉCLAT DE VERS on their first album) are a French quintet formed in 1989 under the leadership of guitarist/vocalist Alain Charazzo. Their style straddles the worlds of both symphonic prog and guitar-driven rock, alternately featuring beautiful, acoustic melodies and jazzy fireworks. Chiarazzo's outstanding guitar play and the strong foundation behind every piece is the band's strength.
Their material got jazzier and more instrumental over the years – from the highly melodic and poetic first album "Éclat de Vers" in '91 (symphonic prog with hints of jazz) to their latest cd, the almost exclusively instrumental "Le Cri de la Terre" (a jazz-rock album with hints of symphonic prog). In between, they released the elegant "Éclat II" that should please EDHELS and 80's era CAMEL fans, the slightly ethnic-flavoured "Volume 3" and their live album "Éclat en concert, in 1998".
Fans from both ends of the spectrum (symphonic prog and jazz-fusion buffs alike) should find something to their liking with ÉCLAT, particularly those who appreciate some flamboyant guitar play.