With one of their fathers recently deceased and the other hardly there, fate brings together fourteen-year-old Michelle, a young orphaned girl (Anicée Alvina) who has been taken in by her cousin who doesn't want her, and fifteen-year-old Paul, an English boy (Sean Bury) studying in France and from a rich family, in a chance encounter at the zoo in Paris. Instant friends, the young couple flees Paris on impulse, and takes 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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[Paul and Michelle have finished filling a steel bathtub with buckets of hot water from the fireplace - Paul is wearing nothing but his undershorts
Alright, you can get in now. Get in.
[Paul wants Michelle to leave the room
Would you go and fetch me the soap?
[Michelle goes, Paul undresses, backs into the bathtub. Michelle returns with a scrub brush and a bar of soap to bathe him
I can do that.
No you can't.
[Michelle scrubs Paul's back vigorously
Hey, steady on.
You've got to be clean!
Followed by Paul and Michelle
Written by Elton John
and Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John See more