Cinema: And So to Bed

LOVE AT THE TOP

Directed by MICHEL DEVILLE Screenplay by CHRISTOPHER FRANK

Nicholas is a minor functionary in a big business and, like many another minor functionary, is torn between towering ambition and cowering timidity. How can a man be a Mitty and an Übermensch simultaneously? Nicholas (Jean-Louis Trintignant) cannot even get the right sandwich for lunch. He meekly accepts what the harried counterman passes over to him and spends the rest of the noon hour in a park, where an attendant tries to charge him for a bench he is not sitting on. When...

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