Modern Life

Synopsis: This the last part of Depardon's triptych "Profils paysans" about what it is like to be a farmer today in an isolated highland area. "La vie moderne" examines what has become of the persons he has followed for ten years while featuring younger people who try to farm or raise cattle or poultry, come hell or high water.
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Raymond Depardon
Production: FunFilm
  1 win & 3 nominations.
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88 min

I've written 3 songs in my life,

so what?

But you can't really judge.

Don't talk rot!

Stop trying to please me!

Hell, just be honest with me!

Bawled out, as usual!

Okay. Your songs are lousy!

And so are you! Happy?

You just don't get it.

I'd like to be able

to say things simply.

But that's hardest of all,

saying profound things, simply.

I understand.

I can't do it, so I'm stopping.

I'll go get a job.

Probably do you good.

- What does that mean?

- I just thought...

Well please

don't think for me, Georges!

And spare me your sweet resignation,

it annoys me!

A child, that's all I want.

I know.

Why don't we have children?

Not again...

If you were less hung up,

you'd be already pregnant.

Tell me you want a child

as much as me.

- I do.

- Don't believe you.

Take a seat.

Well, I'm listening.

I've come about the job

in sales inquiries.

Worked in this area before?

So what jobs have you done?

Well, I did...

a lot of small-time jobs

before working ten years

for an insurance company.

And why did you leave this company?

It closed, I was laid off.

So, what are your strong points

and weak points?

I've got my A-levels,

don't know if that counts...

Then, I studied a little art history

in university.

And after...

I'm a nice guy.

I mean,

I try not to prey upon others,

but only upon stupidity.

I don't hate people.

Or if I do, it doesn't last.

As for my weak points...

I think I lack ambition,

my wife always told me so.

Deep down I'm ambitious,

but not...

Are you mobile?

Mobile? Sure, in my own way.

Given your background,

why sales inquiries?

You could look for work

in your skilled area.

You mean in insurance?

For instance.

Insurance wasn't for me,

I need a change.

I see.

And how do you envisage

your future career?

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