Elisabeth is very protective of her teenage brother Paul, who is injured in a snowball fight at school and has to rest in bed most of the time. The siblings are inseparable, living in the same room, fighting, playing secret games, and rarely leaving the house; though Paul's friend Gerard often stays with them. One day Elisabeth brings home Agathe to live with them also. She bears a strong resemblance to Dargelos, a schoolboy whom Paul had a crush on, and who injured him. Paul and Agathe become attracted to each other, causing Elizabeth to be very jealous. Written by
a love story by Jean Cocteau
Did You Know?
was allowed a day of shooting, when Jean-Pierre Melville
wasn't feeling up to the mark. Cocteau was to follow Melville's instructions exactly or do nothing at all. Eight shots in all, which were supposed to be of a summer's day but were done in midwinter in the rain. See more
The amount of blood on Paul's face changes between when he is in the shop and when he is in the taxi. See more
Referenced in Metal Gear Solid
"Concerto in A minor for 4 pianos (BWV 1065)"
by Johann Sebastian Bach
from Concerto in B minor for four violins, cello, and strings (Op. 3, No. 10; RV 580), by Antonio Vivaldi See more