La bonne absinthe

Synopsis: A customer places an order at a cafe. While reading his newspaper he doesn't pay attention to the bottles brought by the waiter.
Genre: Short
Director(s): Alice Guy
1 min

- What's going on'?

- A demonstration, students.

- The police has come already.

- Just as always.

Careful, you tear my dress.

Can't you be

a little more tender'?

Come on, Angela.

Please don't.

Come on, let's do it.

Are you crazy?

I don't want to get pregnant.

Like this?

Always the same.

You would like that, eh'?

Don't you dare, bastard.

Finally. You're here!

It was time.


You know the doctor said

you mustn't move around, right'?

There's nobody at home.

I felt bad, I needed air.

- What's going on out there'?

- Nothing, only students.

How, students?

I don't know, I think

it's a manifestation.

For Trieste?

No idea. You know I don't

care about these things.

Well, you're not interested

in these things.

The maid returned finally.

She made it.

They have too much freedom.

They do what they want.

- Damn maid!

- Mom!

- Need help'?

- Thanks. I can do it.

Be careful!

- Angela, go and eat.

- Thank you, sir.

That maid...

In my time they had to

wait until the owners had

finished eating.

Mom, I told you many times

I don't like that word.

Yes, democracy!

- Honey, how was your day'?

- Good.

As usual.

I'm so thirsty.

- You shouldn't drink so much.

- Shh! I don't understand.

...The Prime Minister announced

in an appeal to Hungary and the world.

After arrival by car,

I went to the Hotel Duna

where the foreign

journalists stayed.

Betrayed by the Russians

and caught off guard,

we didn't know what to do

and what would happen

to brave and

unfortunate people.

We managed to reach

the Italian legation

just before the patriots

opened fire.

- I wanted wine.

- You know it's not good.

Yes, but I like it.

Do they want to recreate

the Austro-Hungarian Empire?

I don't know.

Budapest has turned into

in a battlefield,

patriots control the streets with

machine guns and cannons.

- Thanks.

- MIG15s flying over the city

amplified the atmosphere

of terror and

replaced the enthusiasm

of the crowd with in a few hours.

- Thanks.

- Russian tanks in Via Dohany

immobilized a couple of vehicles.

The population tried

to hide in cellars.

- Going out tonight?

- A meeting at the City Council,

I'll be back late.

- Don't wait for me.

- Okay.

A group of students resisted

for three days at the road cross...

- Is he going out tonight?

- He went to a meeting.

What do you know'?

If you would give him a son,

he wouldn't go out every night

with those godless communists.


Unnamed heroes have fought

and given everything

until the very last, in order

to delay the Russian tanks.

There were no real war fronts,

but any moment the whole town

could become a battlefield.

You scared me.

Is there a problem'?



- I just wanted to thank you for...

- Never mind, forget it.

- I said nothing about Pernon.

- Don't talk about it.

You're very good to me.

- What are you doing?

- I help you.

I like brushing hair.

When I was little my mother

used to do it for me for hours.

Later I did it for my brothers.

I had eight of them.

We didn't have a

bathroom at home.

We bathed in a wooden tub

in the kitchen.

I liked to stand there,

in the hot water,

it made me feel so beautiful.

Just that I couldn't do it

so often.

We were so many,

I had to wait for my turn.

- Are you cold?

- No.

I'm not cold.

Like this.

Turn around now.

Here, signora, selected quality.

Look, signora,

beautiful vegetables.

I bought flowers. Do you like them'?

From the field.

- Is anything wrong?

- Put them in the dining room.

- Perhaps you prefer other flowers.

- No, I like them so simple.

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