With one of their fathers recently deceased and the other hardly there, fate brings together fourteen-year-old Michelle Latour (Anicée Alvina) and fifteen-year-old Paul Harrison (Sean Bury) in a chance encounter at the zoo. The young orphaned girl has been taken in by her cousin who doesn't want her, and the rich English boy has a father who is always away on business. Instant friends, they flee Paris on a whim, and take refuge in a tiny cottage owned by the girl's father in the Camargue near Arles in the South of France. With only each other and a growing love blossoming between them, they make a new life for themselves. Michelle gets pregnant, so they "get married" by simulating a ceremony, by following an actual wedding performed in the local church. It is just the pure innocence of youth that puts Paul and Michelle apart from the adults. Soon, a baby is born to them, with Paul acting as midwife with the know-how the couple picked up from reading a book on how babies are born that ... Written by
who needs the world when you own the moon and stars.
29 October 1971 (West Germany)
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[Michelle is in labor
'elp me, 'elp me, I can't do it!
I'm going for help! I'm going to fetch help!
It's coming down! Paul, where are you? Vite! Where are you going?
No where. Are you alright?
Of course I am.
[Michelle looks straight at Paul who is beside her
You're at the wrong end...
Followed by Paul and Michelle
Variation on Michelle's Song (A Day in the Country)
Written by Elton John
, Bernie Taupin
, and Paul Buckmaster
Performed by Elton John See more