In Paris, Alexandre, an unemployed young man with memories of the May 1968 events in France, attempts to persuade his former love, Gilberte, to marry him. Gilberte opts to instead marry another man. Alexandre is involved with a live-in girlfriend called Marie, and is interested in films such as The Working Class Goes to Heaven. One day, after an unsuccessful reconciliation with Gilberte at the highly popular Les Deux Magots café, he meets Veronika, a Polish French twenty-something nurse. In the midst of the sexual revolution, Veronika is highly promiscuous, and begins to make advances on Alexandre. During the summer of 1972, Alexandre and Marie are nude in bed in their apartment when Veronika visits. Marie lets her in and Veronika insults both of them, but acknowledges she is not pure herself. The three begin a ménage à trois and sleep in the same bed, with Veronika assuring Alexandre she and Marie both love him, and telling him to be more happy with his situation and life. Although ...
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Not a word in the film was improvised by actors. Jean Eustache declared he knew the script by heart. See more
While reading the book of Gestapo at his friend's home, Alexandre is holding a cigarette in his right hand in the close-up. In the next shot he is only holding the book. See more
See all events, the murderers always seem abstract in the newspapers, but when they come into your life, things change completely. I think the streets are full of murderers. Not potential murderers, but of actual murderers. And especially in France. If you believe that abortion is a crime, I know dozens, hundreds of murderers and their accomplices. The streets are full of murderers and really feel good. If someone were to reproach something was very surprised. They feel no remorse, they feel ...
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Music by Fernand Capitani
Lyrics by Oreste Rossi
Performed by Damia See more