Synopsis: This film deals with a situation where a fellow student fainted at the presentation of her semester work during a critique session. She fell on her own sculpture that dealt with the method of criticism. What were the preconditions that the framework of the institutional reality were disrupted at once? How did each one behave and how is the event remembered? The text layer encircles the recalled situation, recounts, parallelizes and contrasts the different versions. The dialogues or rather monologues do not come from the psychology of the characters, but represent positions of the witnesses. The cinematic dispositive gradually reveals the reconstructed spatial situation of the event.
Genre: Biography, Short
14 min


Flaunting your hanky-panky!

What hanky-panky?

I don't get you!

She's a friend from work.

Haven't you ever run into a guy...

Just say it!

You really think I'd swallow

that bullshit?

- Don't start!

- It's unbearable!

- You're a pain.

- Just say it!

You're exhausting.

You take off without a word.

I wait for you.


Just tell me!

Want some eggs?

No, thanks.

Have some eggs!

Want me to drop you off?

No, I'll take the bus.


Wipe your nose.






What's up?

She's hysterical!

Do you think passion is a means

or an obstacle to freedom?

When you're passionate,

are you more free or less free?


Any ideas?


We don't choose passion,

we feel it.

We feel it, yes.

We feel those emotions

against our will.

You say "we feel"

and point to your head.

No, it's here.

In the heart or...

It's even more specific.

Plato was the first to define it.

He said

reason resides in the head

and passion, in the gut.

Not the heart, the gut.

Thus the expression,

"to have guts."

Anyone else?

Yes, Charlie.

Nietzsche says it's easier

to renounce passion than control it.

Meaning we become

so preoccupied by it

that we lose a kind of freedom.


It's the notion of excess.

Passion is harmful

when it becomes excessive,

which is most of the time.



Screw horoscopes.

- Stop!

- This is more important!

Gastine, are you a virgin?

Very funny!


We were supposed to go to the movies

but it was sold out.

Mostly 'cause we were late!

Are you together or not?

I don't know.

- Is the English quiz tomorrow?

- Yeah.

Shit, I forgot.

- Didn't you study?

- I couldn't this weekend.

- See you tomorrow!

- Yeah!

Did he leave?


I think so.

I asked you to use that formula

to solve the equation

f of minus x prime.

I understood that!

- I understood.

- Be my guest!

I'll do it.

I'm taking my time.

I'm savoring it.

It's such a pleasure

to know the answer.

Someone's knocking.

Good day.

Just a brief interruption.

We have a new student,

Ms. Perrin...


I'll leave her with you.

Excuse me, Ms. Porchet...

Minus infinity.

I'll let you get back to work.

We'll find you a seat.

Letellier, move over there.

- Sit there.

- Thank you.

We're doing exponential functions.

Does that ring a bell?

- Sort of.

- Sort of?

Ms. Citrinovic will certainly

be able to explain it

and get you up to speed.

Not everyone can!

Right, Gastine?

- I beg your pardon?

- Gastine!

I savored it!

I took my time.

I appreciate that!

- Is it right?

- It is. Bravo!

A chick says, "Hi"

and he's at her door.

Hey, maybe.

You don't know but maybe.

I don't know.

Are you dumb or what?

That's disgusting!

- Why get that?

- I dunno!

It's revolting!

Could you give me a hand

with history tomorrow?


Could we do it at your place?

Mine's crammed with boxes.

- No problem.

- Thanks.

I'll give you some tomorrow!


"Smoking Kills."

Those from the U.S.?

No, Nigeria.

They cost nothing there.

Why were you in Nigeria?

My mom works for an NGO.

I lived there for 4 years.

But now the AQMI rebels

crossed the border.

It's a big mess.

So I came back to France

to graduate.

- And she stayed?

- Yeah.

You're all alone?

I live with my aunt.

My mom works for Meals On Wheels.

- If she comes, I can hook them up.

- Great idea!

You wanna take her for coffee?

Cut it out!

It's your big day!


I spent 3 hours primping,

put on this awesome dress...

I get to Covent Garden -

this really cozy, cute little pub.

I wait half an hour,

45 minutes...

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