Synopsis: Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded Youssef Chahine's picture "Le Sixième Jour", and who later committed suicide in 1987 in Paris, after selling more than 130 million records worldwide
127 min

26 ubat 1967

Bruno, it's important.

I must see Luigi's family.

Don't go alone.

Rosy should go with you.

She's my cousin,

not my bodyguard.

It's not a problem.

She'll keep you company.

I must see Luigi's family.

I'll be back tomorrow.

-You want to go alone?


- You're sure?

- Yes.

Okay, as you wish.

Take care.

Have a good trip.

-Thank you.

-Good bye.

Thank you.

Good bye.

-Good evening.

-Good evening.

Hotel Prince de Galles, please.

Dalida attempted suicide

last night in her hotel room.

The singer was found

by hotel staff...

The singer's action...

...could be linked to the suicide

of her lover, Luigi Tenco.

Luigi, do you mind waiting for me?

I'll wait for you here.



-Hello Miss.

I have a booking.

Iolanda Gigliotti.

Very good.

I suppose...

-Room 76, third floor.

-Thank you.

Tell me something.


I don't know.

Tell me about Heidegger.

How about him?

-The "being-toward-death".

-The "being-toward-death".

You make a fine student, Gigliotti!

You deserve a prize.

Come here.

To be human

is to being alive...

...while going to death.

Like a tightrope walker.

Balancing between life

and death so as not to fall.

I don't agree with Heidegger.



The main thing is


No, leave the light on.


-I am scared of the dark.

I'll protect you, angel.

She shouldn't have been left alone.

I'm her big brother,

I should protect her.

Don't worry, it's not your fault.

Bruno, here's the doctor.

Well, can we see her?

She's out of danger

but that doesn't mean she's alive.

But she's out of the woods,


Physically, yes.

Mentally, I'm less optimistic.


She needs specialist care

to rekindle a zest for life.

We may need your help

to understand her action.

We'll have to transfer her.

There are some excellent places

near Paris.

I'll give you a list.

Dalida! Dalida!

And we still can't see her?

We have a protocol

for suicide attempts.

Avoidance of those

who remind her of the past.

They're the ones

who have kept her going.

That's the problem.

What was your

relationship with her?

Before or after the divorce?

I don't know.

How about when you met?

We met at a contest I held

at the Olympia.

"Tomorrow's Chart Toppers"

it was called.

April 9 1956.

There was Bruno Coquatrix,

Eddie Barclay and me.

Who wants to stay in today?

Let's go racing at Longchamp!

It's my radio station

that's holding the contest.

Your listeners won't know!

If we find any stars,

you'll sign them up!

We haven't before.

Why now?

I've an idea.

If I win at 421...

...we go.

-You won't win.

You can't gamble on this.

-We can.

-We can.

I'll go first.

Her voice recalls the Italian sun.

Can she make a name for herself?

It's up to you.



Love me

Love me, my love

Listen to my prayer

You who are everything to me

Hold me gently in your arms

Don't leave me alone

You do not have the right

Without you I am but a lonely child

Just a child, lonely and forgotten

Love me

I need you so much

My life would be worthless

If you didn't love me

From then on, I was obsessed

by finding her the best song

So she could become the best.

And she did.

-Mr Barclay will see you now.

-Thank you.

Do come in!





We loved your performance.

You're very talented and we'd like

to offer you a contract.

Heavy eyes, sad expression

You can't sleep

You're just a shadow of yourself

You roam the streets alone

And every night

You wait beneath her window

I know you adore her

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Catherine Rihoit

Catherine Rihoit (Born in Caen in 1950) is a French writer. Portrait de Gabriel, her first novel, appeared in 1977. In 1979, she received the Prix des Deux Magots for Le bal des débutantes. Her 1982 novel La Nuit de Varennes ou l'Impossible n'est pas français was made into a film, That Night in Varennes, the same year. She has written biographies of Thérèse of Lisieux (Plon, 1992), Brigitte Bardot (1986), Dalida, and Bernadette Soubirous (2009). more…

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