Sutton has returned home from the war in 1945. Surprisingly, his
wife does not show up to meet him when he disembarks from his ship.
Upon arriving at their apartment he is dismayed to learn that she
didn't read more than a few of the hundreds of letters that he sent
her. Before she awakens the next morning he leaves. This is when he
runs into Victoria Aragon. For some reason he keeps running into
her: is it fate or poor writing? He learns that she is terrified to
return home because she is pregnant and her father will probably
kill her. So being a gentleman Sutton agrees to pose as her husband
for one day and leave the next, thus allowing her to explain her
pregnancy without shame. However, whenever Sutton attempts to leave,
Alberto Aregon pulls Paul aside for a conversation that ends up
keeping him on the vineyard for another day. This same formula is
replayed more than once and the longer that Paul and Victoria stay
together the more obvious it becomes to the viewer that they are
falling in love.
only a few food moments but they stand out. The first food scene
treats us to a shot of all the women hard at work in the kitchen
preparing a meal. The next scene is the consumption of this dinner.
This scene contains a short clip that shows some delicious looking
pheasants. One also learns that the recipe for the soup they are
eating has been in the family for hundreds of years. These short
scenes just barely allow this film to be considered an honourable
mention as a food film. Also, this film was directed by Alfonso Arua,
the director of LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE
and contains some scenes that are quite similar to the other film.