Plein sud (Heat of Desire) (1981)

A philosophy professor, Serge Laine, is about to catch a train to Barcelona, where he plans to have a second honeymoon with his wife and attend a university conference.  His plans are abruptly derailed when he meets and is seduced by an attractive strange woman, Caroline.  Serge is too overwhelmed by his passion for his new lover to stop and question who she is or what her motives are…

In France in the near future, revolt and chaos erupt. A right-wing politician, Philippe Muphand, is set to take control when his lady friend Caroline walks out, announcing she will take up with the first fool she sees. The fool is Serge Laine, a professor and author of the prize-winning “Le voyage qui ne finit pas,” headed to the train station for tickets to Barcelona where he and his wife will enjoy a second honeymoon and he will lecture at the university. Caroline seduces Serge, and he soon abandons wife, family, job, and honesty to embrace Caroline, the romanticism of Jack London, and murder.

Director: Luc Beraud
Studio: Cineproduction, Gaumont, Films Dara

Starring: Patrick Dewaere, Clio Goldsmith, Jeanne Moreau, Guy Marchand, Pierre Dux, Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez, Luis Andres, Roland Amstutz, Beatrice Camurat, Robert Rimbaud, Nicole Jamet, Carlos Luchetti, Juan Vinallonga, Jean Antolinos, Gerard Cuvier, Jacqueline Dufranne

Actors: Clio Goldsmith