Original Title: Sans Toit ni Loi
Literal Translation: Without Place or Rule
English Release Title: Vagabond
This French classic won 8 awards and 3 nominations in 5 countries, including LA Film Critics' Best Actress and Best Foreign Film. It took me 3 days' work to finally decode their weird video format, and I would not put that much effort into anything but the best.
IMDB Rating: 7.7
My Rating 10.0 (but I really like French films, so may be biased)
In winter in the south of France, a young woman is found frozen in a ditch. She's ill kempt, a vagabond. Through flashbacks and brief interviews, we trace her final weeks, as she camps alone or falls in with various men and women, many of whom project their needs onto her or try to give her life direction. She squats in an old house smoking hash with a man, falls for a Tunisian laborer and works beside him pruning grape vines, stays with a couple shepherding goats, meets an agronomist trying to save plane trees, gets tipsy with an old woman, and has an offer to appear in porn films.