Synopsis: Maurice Pialat's portrait of contemporary France mocks prosperity as a substitute for social and sexual revolution. Nelly abandons her bourgeois friends and a steady relationship for the unemployed layabout Loulou, whose charms include focusing his energy into sex.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Maurice Pialat
Production: New Yorker Films
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

- No, not tonight

- Why? What have I done?

Nothing. I just want to

go out tonight

Me too, Loulou.

Can't I stay with you?

- I said no. Go away

- But what have I done?

"What have I done?" I told you,

nothing. I just don't want you around

Oh God, the water-works queen!

You were a bit harsh on her

- She'll be bawling for hours now

- That's not our problem

Stuffed tomatoes. Go on,

heat it up. We'll eat it

This street has changed

There was a grocery here once,

a baker, a butcher...

Now it's shops for trendies

Restaurants for poofs...

antique dealers

That's pretty, look

That's a nice shop.

Don't you think?

It smells of death

It's all dust

Don't you like these glasses?

Remember the corner bakery?

It's all going to change like that

Listen, I don't feel like

going with you

- I can't cancel it now

- You can do business without me

It'll be a boring dinner.

I'd rather see Annie

- But you always come with me

- I won't, for once

- My pocket is torn

- I'll sew it tomorrow

- So you aren't coming?

- No

Right, I'll see you later then. 'Bye

Feels good, doesn't it?

A morning quickie...

You're heavy

What's wrong? My tattoo

scares you?


- What does it mean?

- It's an American word

Translated into French...

- That's not American

- It is, in the right accent

In American it would be "Cat Pouf"

Well, for me, it's American

- You know languages

- I know that Chapouf isn't English

- Don't argue. For me it is

- Does it hurt, being tattooed?

No... you can get fever.

And it stings

It all depends...

Will you do one on me?

- Yes, where?

- I don't know

Three packs of Gitanes, please

Where have you been

hiding yourself?

- I've been busy

- In your room?

See you then. Charge it, OK?

- Not singing today, Lolita?

- No, I'm too busy

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Arlette Langmann

Arlette Langmann (born 3 April 1946) is a French screenwriter, film editor and production designer. Born in Paris to Jewish immigrant parents from Romania and Poland, Langmann is best known for her long-running collaborations with her brother Claude Berri, Maurice Pialat, and Philippe Garrel. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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