Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol. Although he is constantly distressed, he leaves the hospital and tries to meet good old days' friends. None of them will be helpful, increasing Alain's distress. Written by
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For the first two days, filming was done in color. However, director Louis Malle
realized that this was a distraction from the story, so he decided to film in black-and-white. See more
When Alain is crossing the road, a man pushes him over to save him, throwing his books on the floor. The next scene, both men are seen picking up the books. The cut between both scenes is visibly clear. See more
You and your mediocre certainties!
Referenced in The Royal Tenenbaums