Bird People

Synopsis: In an airport hotel on the outskirts of Paris, a Silicon Valley engineer abruptly chucks his job, breaks things off with his wife, and holes up in his room. Soon, fate draws him and a young French maid together.
Director(s): Pascale Ferran
Production: IFC Films
  6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
127 min

Ladies and gentlemen,

your attention please...

...between 5 and 10 minutes late...

train approaching

Door D, terminal 2?

There's no door D in terminal 2.

It's 2 or D.

One new message.

Sonia, it's me.

I met the guy,

they don't hire for those jobs.

It's all outsourced now.

300... 300 and what?

321 or 327, I forget now.

300 and something, plus 370...

call it 700.


Cke and flight number,

passenger's full name to check in.

F9 for electronic ticket.

F10 to validate.

F4 for boarding pass.

No, sh*t, bags before f4.

'53 is

The Cuban revolution.

No, Batista's coup.

- Sure?

- Positive.

Are you coming?

Go on, come.

Of course I'm angry!

I commit to my commitments.

Now he says he can't make it!

It depends on the price and everything.

No, I'm going home first.


by the world of beauty and well-Being?

One rabbit or one and a half?

No, one nice big rabbit is easier.

One nice big rabbit...

Two slices of bacon...

sir, dear a**hole,

I received your final reminder

to pay bill number xyz...

Thurs OK, Fri no good

As I wrote

in my two previous letters...

Sh*t, the wall's not straight!

Alain? No, not Alain.

Bertrand or something.

It's crazy, I should remember.

407.50, tax included.

50 minutes twice a day,

100 minutes.

6 times a week... 600 minutes.

600 minutes is 10 times 60.

10 hours a week!

Wow, 10 hours commuting each week.

40 hours a month...

Achille, mind the gentleman.

It's just about Aminata.

And she isn't black?

Yes, but she can use deodorant!

What's up?

Aminata got a warning.

It's not that Aminata smells,

But whether she smells nice or not.

So who decides that?

A warning for smelling bad?

"Sloppy presentation".

I have a problem

with the girl you sent yesterday.

She's fine for the common areas

but too disorganized for the rooms.

Can you find me someone fast?

You know they arrive in an hour?


I need you.

Can you do a replacement Sunday

at the usual time?

7 days in a row is a lot

But you can take a day off

when you want, Monday even.

Sorry, but I really can't Sunday.

I have an exam Monday.

I need to revise.

All right.

Gone back to uni?

Hey, I'm not their slave.


822-To be done first




Where you come from?

San Jose.

San Francisco.

Silicon valley.


Bill gates.



Bill gates.




And phone up

the environment agency.

They'd love to hear from you.

I've seen some over here.




Gary Newman.

I'm Boris.

Nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you, too.

- Your pass.

- Thank you.

Are you happy

with your hotel?



Got a bed, air conditioning.


What time's

your flight tomorrow?

8 in the morning.

You speak French?

I understand a bit but don't speak well.

No, that's very good.

You don't understand, Mr Abelar.

I don't want forecasts,

I want certainties.

The emissions must be managed 100%.

Sorry, I wasn't clear.

Our studies show the new module

Makes the whole system compatible.

As it was

until Veloce changed the plans.

They weren't changed but perfected.

Why not from the outset?


They're modifications!

We all speak French, right?

Hold on a second...

I'll be clear.

My problem is to deliver an operative plant

to Dubai by December 31.

After that date, penalties apply.

Then my problem

will become your problem.

I won't let cogeted bear the costs

Resulting from a fault in the design

Or production.

I won't have the Dubai project

Go the same way as Sao Paulo.

So, from the top...

if c-Lab's hypothesis is confirmed...

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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