Alice, the always fantastically brooding Florinda Bolkan, works as a translator when all of sudden she loses her job and finds herself on the small island of Garma. People tell her she has been there before, recently, but she knows this is not possible.
Both English-language posters try to sell Le orme as an action-ridden sci-fi giallo, but oh boy you're in for an unsettling treat when you manage to leave that perception behind! Le orme can be placed somewhere between Don't Look Now and that other Alice film, Chabrol's Alice ou la dernière fugue. Drifting and elegant, distant and claustrophobic.
When Sylvana is turned into a vampire during a trip to New York she suddenly realises how boring her life had been up until that moment. Back in West Berlin she tries to shake up her friends' lives, but quickly discovers that everybody is actually quite content with their predictable existence. A frantic search for kindred spirits starts.
West-Germany in the 20th century was a place where change was treated with suspicion. Change was unsettling, the rise of the Nazis…