Synopsis: A mad but cunning old man imprisons a young man in his apartment to be his friend.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
94 min


You've won over Mr Astaire!

It's marvellous!

Well, son, how about that?

Aren't you pleased that Mr Astaire...

Fire Brigade.

My nephew is dying.

Please come quickly!

My nephew Luc...

Thanks for coming so soon.

It's at the end of the hall.

Please hurry! Come along!

What happened here?

- What have you done to your nephew?

I'm listening...


Hello? Paris Fire Brigade.

Can I help you?

All three of us

will be happy together.

You're back with us.

I've been watching over you

for two days. I was so afraid.

Why are you doing this?

You're exhausted.

But you'll get better. I'm here.

What did I do to you?

I've made a hot chocolate.

Slowly... Slowly...

Isn't it good! Easy now.

That's it!

Is it because

I wouldn't stay for dinner?


If it is,

I'll come for dinner every evening.

I'll come every evening

but please untie me now.


If you let me go,

I promise I won't tell anyone.

I won't tell the police.

I'll pretend nothing happened.

They'll start looking for me soon.

Margot, my girlfriend. She'll come.

She will come here and find you.

My parents, too.

And the police as well.

You'll be arrested, tried and locked up.

So you'd better...

- I don't think so.

People may be interested in you

but no one's interested in me.

No one will come here.

I interest no one.

And my wife's not cardboard!


Hurry, for God's sake!

Did I wake you up?

I love banging in nails.

I need to piss. I've been tied up

for hours. I can't take it any more!

I've got a surprise for you.

- Want me to wet the bed?

What are you doing?

- We're going for a wee.

It's on your left.

What are you doing?

I don't want you to watch.

Eggs or potatoes for lunch?

We could do potatoes in a salad

finely sliced

or in squares

or alphabet shapes.

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Philippe Haïm

Philippe Haïm (born 2 September 1967, in Paris) is a French film director, writer and composer. He sometimes is also actor, as in Comme un poisson hors de l'eau (1999). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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