Cinema: Oui

The Long Absence. In a village on the Seine a widow (Alida Valli) keeps a small cafe. Her husband, caught by the Gestapo during World War II, has been dead for 15 years, and she has long since made her peace with life, and found a lover, and stopped thinking about things that thinking cannot change.

One evening, while she muses on her doorstep, a tall old tramp (Georges Wilson) strides by. She staggers back, moves as if to cry out, hesitates, stares after him bewildered. Impossible! But for an instant she could have sworn the old tramp was her husband! Next...

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