Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990)
Women and Men: Stories of Seduction
This trio of tales, based on classic short stories, chronicles the complicated relations between the sexes.
Felipe García Vélez
William S. Gilmore
Robert K. Lambert
John Gregory Dunne
Mary Therese McCarthy
Tadeo Villalba Jr.
José Antonio Sánchez
Juan Estelrich Revesz
Three short stories come to the screen, each focused on a man and a woman. The first is set in the 1940s, the other two in the 1920s. In “The Man in a Brooks Brothers Suit,” a businessman of about 40 plies a younger Leftist women with liquor aboard a train. They spend the night together, and he decides he’s in love with her. She plays along. In “Dusk Before Fireworks,” Kit, a youthful flapper, arrives at Hoby’s classy flat intent on an evening of passion. A constantly ringing telephone interrupts each embrace. In “Hills Like White Elephants,” a couple traveling in Spain discuss her pregnancy: he wants things to stay as they are, she sees that notion as a fiction.