Joseph, a former professional musician who has withdrawn into a quiet life after the death of his wife. Remaining mostly isolated, he stays at home, playing his violin in the evenings for entertainment. This routine is disrupted, however, when he witnesses a violent fight between his neighbor, Eddie, and his girlfriend Charlotte. He takes an interest in her, eventually taking her in when he learns that she has no place to stay. The gentle Kopple possesses a traditional, European restraint, while she is tough and jaded. Nevertheless, the two soon become close companions, sharing their pain and finding unexpected solace in each other.
He was her only hope. She was his last chance.
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She was big. What I loved every inch of her. I would have liked a little more oral sex, though.
Why are you whispering? Are you trying to tell me a woman who dances naked in front of a fire won't give you oral sex?
You have no sense of romance, Howard.
And you're a goddamn sissy.