Synopsis: Elizabeth sends telegrams to her old boyfriend Ben in NYC and to her younger sister Leo in Rome to join her in Paris, where she is selling her dead father's estate. When Ben and Leo arrive, a mysterious adventure begins.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Jacques Rivette
Production: Roissy Films
160 min

Sofitel, Good Afternoon.

Excuse me, They told me

that you're waiting for Elisabeth Hoffman.

Yes, I have a meeting with her.

I also have a meeting with her.

Ah, yes

Do you know where she is?

No, I've just arrrived.

My name is Benjamin Phillips.

Follow me please

Excuse me

- Sir...

- Thank you.




You call me,

You need me, you're not here


You call me,

You need me, you're not here

What's going on?

- Please, I got locked out.

- Miss?

- OK

- Can you open it?

- Sure.

- Thanks.

- There.

- Thank you.

...I followed...

Hello, Bar Franais. Good evening.

Good evening, Madam.

A vodka? Yes

What room are you in Madam?


Very well Madam, I will bring it to you

At Abreuvoir Street,

Clamart (Suburb SW of Paris)

Tell me, do you object

to getting out on the corner there?

Because Abreuvoir Street is a dead end

and I can't go there.

- Excuse me Madam, have you been here awhile?

- Around a quarter of an hour.

- Have you seen anyone?

- Yes, there was a young lady about 10 minutes ago.

- Did you see where she went?

- She went that way.

Yeah but that goes nowhere,

except the old train station.


I know that address.

There they are. We will continue soon

Lo, my baby!

You haven't changed.

Always so beautiful!

I thought you sold the house.

Yes, I did.

They are here

They are doing the inventory

I know its a little sad,

You understand...

It was too much trouble to keep it

- I am never here.

- What is that?

I will explain

- I'm never here.

- Yeah, I know.

I'm here only 3 days a month

and you aren't around either.

You know that...

Do you remember the old times we had here

Do you remember?

Also, Mom's room.

I hope they don't destroy it all

Do you remember? When lightning

struck down the tree over there.

No, I remember nothing at all.

Basically, I don't give a f***.

You are right, it's all bullshit

All these trees...

They take them down for newspapers.

Then they build a freeway.

You know, I sold the house for very little

To stop thinking about all these old things

All the shitty past

It's strange!

I don't even feel anything.

- Still it's sad

- Why did you ask me to come here?

Hey tell me!

- You don't want to tell me?

- It's a surprise my baby.

Miss Hoffman,

excuse me for interrupting you

We need you for a moment

Silence, the sick are sleeping

Now that he's occupied,

I can speak to you.

But if you're afraid of him,

why did you ask him to come?

It's not that.

I'm not afraid of him

I asked him to come, because

I need his help. And yours too.

But I must speak to you first

Lo, you must swear

that you will not abandon me

Moreover, this concerns not only me

- He's not dead

- What did you say? Are you crazy?


Maybe i'm completely mistaken

I'd like that to be true

- Listen, in two minutes I'm going up stairs

- He's here?

No, he's not.

There is someone here

who claims to have seen him,

and claims to know him.

- I'll come with you.

- No, you must stay here.

- I'm going too. - No. Listen,

I have never seen this guy.

He contacted me two months ago.

He will split the loot in two

because you don't even exist

So you want to blackmail David, right?

Listen, it's not for the money.

I want that bastard to pay for everything he did to us.

- Do you understand?

- No, get lost, forget it

Soon, we will know everything

Don't worry.

Miss Lopoldine,

it's a pleasure to meet you

Your sister has told me a lot about you

We have many plans for the house.

Come, I will introduce you to Mr. Sampieri.

He has some fascinating and exquisite ideas

Pardon, here.

Who are you?

Me, I am the consultant

for the new owner.

- Here is Mr. Sampieri, the celebrated

Roman decorator. - Good day.

Mr. Sampieri, as I've told you

has many ideas for this house.

In particular the fireplace, if I'm not mistaken, Mr. Sampieri?

Yes, the house is very good,

however we must change it a bit...

The fireplace, the moldings,

the little things that...

- Yeah you want to remove them right?

- Yes.

- And also what about the furnishings?

- They will be changed

- And the Corot?

- We will change it all.

We will remove it all and also

something amusing...

Take the old tables

and put on shiny plastic

- Well, I'll leave you to your work.

- With many reflections...

- And the curtains? - At this time,

I think also the curtains, certainly.

- But I think most of all the floor.

- Yes, the floor, the boards.

- We will put concrete.

- We must remove the boards.

- And you, what part do you play?

- Me I'm not playing.

- No? No role?

- I'm just here to help you out.

Lo, help!

Help! Help!


Could you inform me when the guests in room 5 wake up?

- Certainly.

- Thank you.

- Sir what would you like?

- A cognac, please. - Sure.

Please, I need to place another call

Could you give me the line again?

- Thank you

- There you go.

Yes, yes

Yes, as I said I will pass it on to Counselor Novick.

However, we shall remain in contact.

I will call you back.

- Hello.

- Hello. Counselor Novick.

- You are the one who called me?

- Yes.

Lopoldine Hoffman. Lo.

You don't remember me, but I do

- Hello.

- Hello.

Lo, come, sit there.

- Let me present my secretary.

- Hello.



I called you because Elisabeth

asked me to call you

if i didn't hear from her

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