," Celine (Julie Delpy) says, sitting at an outdoor cafe overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Her partner-nay, soulmate-Jesse (Ethan Hawke) sits with her on this stunning evening. The moon hangs high in the summer evening sky, and Jesse and Celine trade glances during one of their last nights of a summer idyll on a Greek island where novelist Jesse was invited to a writer's retreat. The whole family came, Jesse and Celine's twin daughters and his son by his previous marriage, who flew back to Chicago earlier that day. Tonight, though, the girls are being watched by friends, who gave the pair this evening alone at a fancy hotel. Celine's statement could be a romantic promise, but the skepticism in her voice makes it a kick to the teeth. Hell is what this couple has spent the previous half-hour barely getting through.