Road to Salina
Road to Salina is a 1970 French-Italian psychological thriller film directed by Georges Lautner. It stars Robert Walker, Mimsy Farmer and Rita Hayworth. The film is based upon Maurice Cury's novel Sur la Route de Salina. A French-Italian coproduction, it was shot in English in the Canary Islands. Interiors were shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris with sets designed by the art director Jean d'Eaubonne.
Jonas, a young drifter, is wandering in a deserted area on the road to Salina. He stops to drink some water at a desolate roadside service station when Mara, the owner, identifies him as her son Rocky, who disappeared four years ago. Jonas is overwhelmed by the awkward situation, but tired and hungry, accepts Mara's offer of room and board. Feeling sorry for Mara, he pretends to be her beloved son and soon comfortably assumes Rocky's identity. Initially, he believes that Mara is simply delusional, but when Mara's old friend and neighbor Warren arrives for a visit, surprisingly, he also acts as if Jonas were Rocky.
|author||Georges Lautner Pascal Jardin|
|contentLocation||United States of America|
|keywords||awkward situation dinner party game good time kill old friend old photograph on the road shock skinny dipping told in flashback turn wander want|
|publisher||Avco Embassy Joseph E. Levine|