Synopsis: The first scene, like almost all others, is a fighting scene. A girl, about 18, is sacked from her factory work because her trial period is over. The girl, Rosetta, is quite upset and the cops will have to arrive to get her out. She has her reasons: she lives in a caravan, with her alcoholic mother. She goes looking for work as some go to the war. Treasons, murders are in her mind, if not in her acts.
Genre: Drama
Production: USA Films
  9 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Come back to my office!

Come back!

- You said I was always late?

- That's not the point.

- Did you?

- I said it was because of the bus...

Never mind...

In my office!

- Why did you say she said it?

- That's not why you're fired.

I work well or not?

- So why should I go?

- Because your trial period is over.

- Why me if I work well?

- Your trial period is over.

Change and come back

to my office.

Stop it!

Get out or I call...

Calm down!

Open up, miss!

- Get out!

- You have no right!

I work well, everybody says so!

Open the door or I'll force it!

Enough now!

Let go of me!

Shut up!

Any mail?

There's a fox roaming around.

Keep your food inside.

Why are you planting these?

We're not staying here.

What's that?

It's not me.

I hate Martini.

- How did the cap get here?

- I don't know.

You stink of beer.

He brings you booze,

so he can f*** you?

It's not true!

I'm your mother, watch your mouth!

Swear it's not true!

Swear it!

That's my basin.

- Leave me alone.

- Go sober up.

Where did you get that?

- Where?

- I got it.

- From him?

- From where I got the clothes.

- Beggar!

- It's a gift!

- Turn it down!

- I take the clothes...

Clothes are different.

You mend them, I sell them.

Throw it away.

We're not beggars.

Neither this one.

- No.

- Why not?

They're summer clothes.

The dress, yes.

That's it.

That's 450.

- You don't need a saleswoman?

- Not for the moment.


"Grand Canyon"

that's your address?

It's a cafe?

A roundabout?

A roundabout.

I can't write you down

as unemployed.

- I worked.

- Not long enough.

Go to counter 8,

you might apply for welfare.

Why not take these?

Summer dresses,

I got plenty of them.

- 500.

- It's too much.

State your price.

OK for 350.

A waffle and 6 beers.

3 regular, 3 light.

You took over from the girl?


No problems?

I leave 2000 in the till.

Sir! Do you need anyone

to sell waffles?


Or anything else?

Not for the time being, sorry.

What did you want to tell him?

You're looking for work?

Give me some water.

- When I had that...

- I don't care.

- Let me tell you...

- You told me already.

I'm not you.

Help me, lift it.

- It's not 6 yet.

- So what, you're there.

I'm here because I'm fired,

not so that you can drink.

Give it back!

Give it.

You only drink and f***.

Let me drink just one.

Get out!

- Why do you bring her booze?

- Just a glass.

You know she's trying to stop.

- Give it back!

- Leave her!

You owe me 120 francs!

Go to the brothel if you wanna f***!

My mother's not a whore!

Leave her!

Who told you I live here?

There's work.

My boss fired someone.

Now you add two litres of water.

There's a measure underneath,

take it.

Hold it this way,

and mind the pressure.

Some more.

That's it.

You pour.

No, back where you took it.

100 kilos of flour, 4 bags.

I show you how to carry them.

Slide it on to your knee,

hold it like that.

Put it over the kneading-machine.

Open on the side

of the long string.

Turn while you pour.

Turn while you pour.

And come back.

We'll add eggs, 200.

6 boxes, 20 eggs.

You do the last 3 bags.

You forgot to stamp the C4.

Did I?

The welfare officer said if my absence

is justified you can't fire me.

It's not.

- You know my baby's sick.

- Not 10 times a month!

It's stuck under the wheel.

That's it.

- Anyone here?

- Coming!

Wanna go for a drink?

I close at 4.30.

See you tomorrow.


It's nice.

You bring it?

Tell him he can't cut off the water

without warning.

Get out.

My 500.

The receipt.

The water first.

- You pay, I turn it on.

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