lounge in butterfly chairs on a patio, baking in the hot Italian sun, eyes closed, heads tilted down as if trying to nap. Bergman wears a dark-colored long-sleeved dress, Sanders a sport coat and tie. They are Alex and Katherine Joyce, a married British couple sojourning in Italy-a not necessarily welcome trip prompted by the recent inheritance, on Katherine's side, of an Italian villa near to Naples. They are openly disinterested in each other. "It didn't occur to me that it'd be so boring for you to be alone with me," Katherine bitterly says to Alex in one scene.