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A Story of Water (1961)
"Une histoire d'eau" (original title)

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A young woman is going to Paris by bus, but when she steps out of her house she discovers that her garden and the whole village is flooded with water. With a boat and a bike she succeeds to... See full summary »

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A young woman is going to Paris by bus, but when she steps out of her house she discovers that her garden and the whole village is flooded with water. With a boat and a bike she succeeds to reach a dry spot in the village. There a young man in a car offers her a lift. They drive around in circles, trying to find a way out of the area, but all ways are blocked by the water. Concurrently with the ever rising water the emotions within the two young people also start rising. At last they find their way out of the flooded area. When they reach Paris and the young woman looks up at the Eiffel Tower, she knows that she is going to spend the night with this man. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson@bredband.net}

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Boring and Uninteresting Monologue
16 February 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In February, the heat melts the snow in the Alpes and Ile-de-France, flooding the area of Villeneuve Saint Georges. A young woman (Caroline Dim) wants to go to Paris, but she finds that the buses are not traveling. She takes a lift in a car driven by a young man (Jean-Claude Brialy). While trying to find a way out of the flooded area, they get close to each other until they finally reach the Eiffel Tower.

What a boring and uninteresting monologue this experimental "Une Histoire d'Eau" is! Fortunately it is a short and there is no time to sleep. I was absolutely disappointed with such fiasco, since the authorship is signed by Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut. The originality is in the final credits narrated by Caroline Dim; and that is all. My vote is three.

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