The feature film is based on the play of the same name written by playwright Eugene O’Neill. Among other awards, the film won, at the Cannes Film Festival in 1962, the award for best actress and best actor.
The film focuses on the character of James Tyrone, an actor who is now finished, but who has brought misfortune with his life to all those around him, starting with his wife, addicted to morphine since their young son was born. . And following his eldest son, an alcoholic who wants to follow in his father’s acting footsteps.
It is a shattered family, in which each one takes care of his own miseries without caring about those of those he has by his side.