La Truite (The Trout)

Synopsis: Frederique (Huppert) leaves her family's small-town trout farm to embark on an journey taking her to Japan and into the arms of a man. Irritations concerning her actions and present state ...
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Joseph Losey
Production: Criterion Collection
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min


Just a little.

A little more.

That's enough.

- You gonna play?

- Yes.

Is Hamada really making

a takeover bid for General Rails?

So it seems.

There must have been

a leak because...

the shares are already going up.

What are you going to do?

I'm buying.

- I got three.

- Three?

Would you like to bowl

a game with us?


With him.

No problem.

What do we play for?

Ten francs a point?


They won't be able to pay

if they lose.

- You come here often?

- Fairly often.

It's not what it used to be.

You're going to accept

a check from them?

Why not?

I really want you

to beat me in a game.

Some other time.

He's thirsty.

You won't catch them with worms.

Little bitch.

Hurry up.

Your mother's waiting for you.

- Sure it's not you she's waiting for?

- Come on. It's late.

We haven't been introduced.

My name is Galuchat.

And I'm his wife.

Keep your hands off him.

I'm not the one chasing after him.

What do you want?

Come on, let's go.



You don't know what you want.

He'll hold it against me for months.

If you leave,

he'll say I scared you off.

You don't scare me.

So... are we playing or not?

Let's start all over.

Will you play with me?

I prefer to play with him

against you two.

We'll let her set the stakes,

if you don't mind.

I don't like playing for money.

I only play

for the excitement of the game.

So where are we then?

Let's play for 1 00 francs a point.

You're crazy.

You would have lost

If you lose too badly,

we'll take a check.

Shall I put Mr. or Mrs.?

It doesn't matter.


That was a great performance.

Strange profession you're in.

They conned you.

You needn't pay them.

Maybe I like to be conned.

Anyway, it's your fault.

You brought her back.

You ought to be ashamed

of yourselves.

You weren't as bad as usual.

We'd like you to have a drink with us.

- Good idea.

- We owe you that.

- I like you.

- That'll cost you.

- Are you coming?

- Yes. To get revenge.

Don't hold your breath.

- Are you coming?

- No, I'll take a taxi home.

Thank you. Good night.

Don't be like that.

I can't stand her. I hate women

who ignore other women.

When can I see you alone?

I won't sleep with you.

You might change your mind.

May I have my milk?


Tonight turned out well for us.

We needed money.

Like all young people.

Especially since we've decided

to be self-supporting.

Apart from bowling,

what do you do?

He sells art.

It's going well at the moment.

It has its ups and downs.

Would you be interested

in a 1 920 Martel?

For almost nothing.

That would make

for an expensive day.

Your wife might not take it too well.

She has nothing to say in the matter.

I'm the boss.

That remains to be seen.

What are you laughing at?

Mr. Galuchat is proposing--

A 1 920 Martel in terra-cotta.

It's of a wild cat.

A unique opportunity.

A Martel?

Where did you find it?

I've been looking for

a reasonably priced one for months.

At last we have something in common.

Please remind me what your name is.


That's strange.

I've never heard of you.

Galuchat's clients are very,

very highly placed.

Maybe we could buy it for Tokyo.

A Martel.

Would it interest theJapanese?

I'll see to it.

I'm going there in about 1 0 days.

Shall I take you?

I was asking Frdrique.

Since we got married,

we've never been separated...

not even for a single day.

Except when I was in the hospital.

Were you sick?

I'll book it.

I leave on the 21 st at 1 1 :30.

Air France.

You can see it's impossible.

Apart from your terra-cotta...

what do you have to sell me?

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Roger Vailland

Roger Vailland (16 October 1907 - 12 May 1965) was a French novelist, essayist, and screenwriter. Vailland was born in Acy-en-Multien, Oise. His novels include the prize winning Drôle de jeu (1945), Les mauvais coups (1948), Un jeune homme seul (1951), 325 000 francs (1955), and La loi (1957), winner of the Prix Goncourt. His screenplays include Les liaisons dangereuses (with Claude Brûlé and Roger Vadim, 1959) and Le vice et la vertu (with Vadim, 1962). He died, aged 57, in Meillonnas, Ain. more…

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