Illumination | 2005
Ildut is a sometime fisherman who still lives with his parents on the rugged coast of Brittany and spends much of his working life in the company of gruff, taciturn men. After returning from a seafaring expedition, his odd behavior on land results in a visit with a psychiatrist and a prescription for medication he refuses to take. Ildut's mental well-being improves slightly when he returns home and falls immediately in love with his grandmother's nurse, Christina. In order to gain her attention, Ildut displays an open-eyed willingness to try anything from on-the-spot car repairs to spiritual assistance from a self-satisfied cult leader. His path to love and self-realization might seem irregular, but it all seems to add up in the end.