From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
In the 1980s Brass spoke with his friend Alberto Moravia about converting his novel, L’uomo che guarda (The Man Who Watches) into a screenplay. This was originally scheduled to go before the cameras in 1986 or 1987. Moravia, an admirer of Brass’s work, was pleased at the prospect, but the film was delayed and he did not live to see the result.
French literature professor Edoardo is puzzled by his wife Silvia’s frequent unexplained disappearances, and by her brief and unannounced reappearances. He is even more puzzled by his bedridden father’s success with the ladies. But all that’s nothing compared to his puzzlement at discovering that Sylvia is sneaking into his father’s bedroom at night.