Cinema: Aidez-Moi!

BEAU-PÈRE

Directed and Written by Bertrand Blier

(Scene 1: We hear cascades of lounge music as the scene fades in on Remy Bachellier [Patrick Dewaere]seated at the piano. The Paris nightclub is deserted, and Remy, 29, looks desolate too. He has the face of a sensitive troglodyte—jaundiced skin stretched like parchment over his skull—and it becomes creased with resignation as he speaks.)

Remy: Bon soir, mesdames et m 'sieurs. Forgive a nightclub pianist for speaking up like this. But I have a problem. I lived with a woman, a photographer's model, for eight...

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