Across the Road

Synopsis: A couple finally gets a break when a neighbor grants them a private hotel in Montmartre. But secrets and lies soon resurface.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Mathias Ledoux
Production: Shochiku Kinema Kenkyû-jo
90 min

accept this donation

as a gift to youth and love."

Wait, 27 rue Guillemet...

That's the townhouse

across the street.

This is a gag.

Not at all.

Mr Guillemet drew up his will

in my presence, a month ago.

He was a 75, an invalied,

but perfectly sane.

This is great!

When we're broke,

we can grow vegetables here.

He knew how impatiently

his family and friends

awaited his death.

He got even with them

by leaving his estate

to a nice young couple

he didn't even know.

This morning we squabbled!

A huge bathroom!

Now you own a XlXth century

Paris townhouse,

of 4850 sq. feet,

Iocated in the heart of Montmartre,

and all its contents,

of which this is a list.

He lived here?.

Yes. Why?.

I thought this house was empty...

Mr Guillemet paid the deth duties,

but you can't sell the house

for 10 years.

You can move in

at the end of the month.

It's a gift?.

A gift.

Loo, Michelle. It's fabulous.

Mr Guillemet made

only two conditions:.

that his papers and mementos

remain in his office.

And you keep on

Miss Clemence Richbourg

for as long as she wants.


Clemence Richbourg.

His housekeeper.

The estate will pay her salary.

What's that?.

That's my place.

Sorry. You expected company...

I watched you getting ready

to come over.

For you, sir?.

Please call me Jean.

Soon we'll be under one roof.

One weak coffee.

And tea with mild and half a lump

for Madame.

You'll need a TV

once we've left our old place!

What was that?.

A fuse, Madame.

The circuit breaker's down below.

Never mind.

We have to be off. Bye.

I'll see you out.

There's no need...

Yes, there is.

I do everything here.

We'll be back

at the end of the month.

You're right, it's awful.

A real downer!

I'm not kidding...

I think it's too...

Think what's happened to us!

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Valérie Guignabodet

Valérie Guignabodet (9 May 1965 – 23 February 2016) was a French film director and screenwriter. She directed four films between 2002 and 2009, including Danse avec lui in 2007, and the television series Sam in 2016. more…

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