While stationed in France during World War II, a married American fighter pilot (John Carroll) commits bigamy and marries a local French girl (Vera Ralston). After the end of the war, he disappears, returning back to the U.S. The war bride follows him to the U.S., finds him married to a successful lawyer and accidently kills him.
When a border guard (Jack Nicholson), involved in drug smuggling along the Rio Grande, decides to help unite an “illegal” woman with her baby, he runs afoul of his corrupt department, his greedy wife and a ruthless neighbor.
Jean Luc-Godard’s First Name: Carmen (1983) is a radical reinvention of Bizet’s opera, updating the story of sexual obsession with bank robbery and kidnapping.
Down a foggy, desolate road to the port city of Le Havre travels Jean, an army deserter looking for another chance at life. Fate, however, has a different plan for him, when acts of both revenge and kindness turn him into front-page news.