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[In a fancy restaurant]
There are more waiters than customers here.
That explains the prices. You saved my life,
[by giving him a back massage]
so that ruled out McDonald's.
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A gorgeous young woman, an older man's respectful desire...
What a beautiful, tender film...melancholy in tone, with an underlying sense of passion! I was so moved by it I was inspired to write a poem . There might be those (militant feminists, perhaps) who would object to the theme of an older man yearning (but discreetly) for a beautiful much younger woman...but I found it not only true to life, but humanly evocative. What a genius for film-making...Claude Sautet..("Un Coeur En Hiver" his masterpiece, in my opinion). He will be sadly missed. Thank you and farewell, M.Sautet.
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