- 1. Well?
- 2. Nothing.
- 3. Where was it?
- 4. In a plastic bag on the porch.
- 5. What's wrong?
- 6. He must have been there.
- 7. Come inside.
- 8. I'll ask the Rochants and Beaufays
if they saw anybody hanging around.
- 9. I called Antoine.
He saw nothing.
- 10. I got Marie's answering machine.
- 11. The tape runs for over 2 hours.
- 12. When did you leave?
- 13. I don't know. Not long after you.
- 14. François called...
- 15. There!
- 16. Give it here.
- 17. How come I didn't see him?
It'll remain a mystery.
- 18. Maybe the camera was in a car.
- 19. It doesn't look
filmed through a window.
- 20. Or someplace on that house.
- 21. It's dumb.
I don't know what to say.
- 22. Whose idea of a joke could this be?
- 23. We should eat
before it's totally ruined.
- 24. Maybe a friend of Pierrot's.
- 25. Some idiot playing games
on his pal's bobo parents.
- 26. I doubt it.
It's not particularly funny.
- 27. That's for sure.
- 28. Where is he anyway?
- 29. - Who?
- 30. No idea.
He'll be home soon.
- 31. Was it in there?
- 32. - What?
- The tape.
- 33. No, in a supermarket bag.
- 34. Where is it?
- 35. I've no idea. Through there,
on the dining table, or in the hall.
- 36. What does it matter?
- 37. Wasn't there a note or anything?
- 38. Nothing's stopping you
taking a look.
- 39. Can you bring the salad?
- 40. No great shakes tonight.
- 41. Here.
- 42. That the bag it was in?
- 43. I'm not a complete idiot, y'know!
- 44. You could have missed something.
- 45. Eject the tape,
maybe I missed a label or something.
- 46. I'm only trying to...
- 47. The sonny boy!
- 48. Better late than never.
- 49. Hi there.
- 50. Hi.
- 51. Sit down, Pierrot,
I'll get you a plate.
- 52. Where were you?
- 53. At Yves'. Why?
- 54. Why? I want to know.
Do I need a reason?
- 55. - Evening, Pierrot.
- Evening, Mom.
- 56. Are you OK?
- 57. Well?
- 58. Tuesdays, I go to Yves'.
- 59. Wednesdays, we have geometry
and he helps with my homework.
- 60. Maybe it's one of your fans.
- 61. Pierrot,
don't breathe in the breakout.
- 62. Andre, same for you.
Don't breathe in the breakout.
- 63. What?
- 64. Hold your breath in the breakout.
- 65. Thomas, think about your kick.
- 66. Pierrot, too shallow on the turn.
- 67. André,
that's good but you went too deep.
- 68. Too much depth.
- 69. Thomas, watch your breathing.
- 70. See you at the same time
in two weeks
- 71. for another Round Table.
- 72. Until then, good reading
- 73. and thanks to all the new viewers
tuning in every week.
- 74. Goodnight.
- 75. Stay seated
while the credits roll, please!
- 76. Thank you everybody!
- 77. It's me.
- 78. The tape was wrapped in it.
- 79. What's up?
- 80. What's wrong?
- 81. Georges?
- 82. What?
- 83. Nothing.
- 84. Nothing, I...
- 85. I'm tired.
- 86. What should we do now?
- 87. What do you mean?
- 88. You want to call the police?
- 89. Yes...
- 90. No...
- 91. I don't know.
Let me see the drawing again.
- 92. Maybe we should report it now.
- 93. It looks like a child's drawing.
- 94. I've no idea, I couldn't say.
- 95. Should I ask Pierrot?
- 96. No, what's the use?
- 97. You think his pals
would stay out all night to spy on us?
- 98. How stupid would that be?
- 99. Why'd you stop the tape?
- 100. Why not?
- 101. What more do you want to see?
- 102. It's dumb but it scares me.
- 103. Did you talk to Pierrot?
- 104. No, do you think we should?
- 105. I don't know.
- 106. I don't buy
the schoolboy prank theory.
- 107. What then?
- 108. What then?
How should I know!
- 109. Mrs. Laurent?
- 110. Hi, this is Manu.
ls Georges there?
- 111. You missed him
by a couple of minutes. Sorry.
- 112. It was to remind him
about the Beaumont file.
- 113. He took it. I saw him.
- 114. Great, thank you.
Have a good day!
- 115. Bye, Manu.
- 116. I'd like to speak to Georges Laurent.
- 117. Who is this?
- 118. I'd like to speak to Georges Laurent.
- 119. Who are you? What do you want?
- 120. I'd like to speak to the man
by the name of Georges Laurent.
- 121. Your wife called.
Can you call her back?
- 122. OK, thank you.
- 123. What's this?
- 124. It was in the mail.
- 125. Watch out, dickhead!
- 126. What?
- 127. Can't you be more careful, idiot!
- 128. Forget it.
- 129. Say that again.
Repeat what you just said.
- 130. Don't you have eyes in your head?
- 131. I must be dreaming!
- 132. Which moron stepped out
- 133. But who's going the wrong way
down a one-way?
- 134. Yell at me some more.
- 135. C'mon, yell at me!
- 136. OK, let's not fight about it.
- 137. You weren't looking
and we weren't looking, OK?
- 138. Keep your big mouth shut, will ya!
- 139. I'm sorry.
- 140. In any case...
- 141. We know now we're on our own.
- 142. Until he torches the house
or sends us bombs instead of tapes,
- 143. everything's dandy.
- 144. Please, Georges.
- 145. Hi, Dad.
- 146. Hi, Pierrot.
- 147. - What's up?
- What do you mean?
- 148. Why are you picking me up?
- 149. I was free.
I thought you'd appreciate it.
- 150. Right.
- 151. No, I dropped Mom at work
and I wanted us to talk.
- 152. Why? Where was she?
- 153. We had stuff to do.
That's why I wanted to talk to you, too.
- 154. Right.
- 155. What's with that card you sent?
- 156. What card?
- 157. This one.
- 158. My teacher gave it to me at recess.
- 159. She didn't get the freaky drawing
- 160. but said it's weird
you sending me cards at school.
- 161. Sitting right at the far end,
near the mirror, you know.
- 162. Never make a lady wait, especially
an elderly lady, so I go over.
- 163. I give my name
and ask why she wants to see me.
- 164. She apologizes
for summoning me like that.
- 165. She offers me a seat.
She seems very emotional,
- 166. so I sit beside her.
- 167. She says she's never been here before
- 168. and doesn't ever talk to strangers
- 169. but I remind her of someone
and she can't help herself.
- 170. It was someone she was very close to.
What could I do?
- 171. She was in her 70s.
It was touching, her hands trembled.
- 172. Anyway...
- 173. You know I'm not a sentimental guy.
- 174. But she'd gotten to me.
- 175. So I'm eagerly waiting to hear
about this guy I remind her of.
- 176. Who do you think it was?
- 177. Her lover? Father? Husband?
- 178. It was her dog.
- 179. Exactly.
- 180. What would you have done?
I stand up and I say,
- 181. "Excellent, you've had your fun,"
and I turn to go.
- 182. Straight-faced,
she begs me to sit down.
- 183. She says
she knows it sounds ridiculous
- 184. but I must stay a bit longer
and hear her out.
- 185. She wouldn't dare make fun of me.
- 186. It was weird
but she seemed so desperate,
- 187. I sat back down.
- 188. And she begins her story.
How her dog died in an accident in '64.
- 189. That's funny, I say, I was born in '64.
- 190. She seemed offended
that I wasn't taking her seriously.
- 191. She looked at me sadly and said,
- 192. "He was run over by a van
on April 17, 1964,
- 193. "as we were about to cross the road."
- 194. April 17
- 195. is my birthday.
- 196. No way!
- 197. That's precisely what I said.
- 198. So she fills me in on the details.
- 199. She stepped out with her dog
but a high vehicle hid the van,
- 200. which ran over the dog.
- 201. The bumper hit its neck.
The wound was deep.
- 202. The dog died soon after.
- 203. You won't believe this...
- 204. Give me your hand.
- 205. I have a scar in the exact same place.
- 206. C'mon, is it true or not?
- 207. Not bad.
- 208. Who told you that one?
- 209. You don't believe me?
- 210. You know Frédéric called me?
- 211. Simone's better.
The op was last week.
- 212. We've hardly been to see her recently.
- 213. To be honest, we were never close.
She was always so distant.
- 214. It's hard to develop a bond.
- 215. - And Frédéric?
- He's writing a film.
- 216. About that?
- 217. No, but Maubert bought it.
- 218. Where's her daughter
while she's in the hospital?
- 219. With him and his girlfriend.
- 220. What's she like?
- 221. Nice.
- 222. It's tough when friends break up
and you have to take sides.
- 223. Frédéricćs changed.
- 224. He's more congenial
since he met Marianne.
- 225. Her name's Marianne?
- 226. What's the script about?
- 227. What script?
- 228. Isn't Frédéric writing one?
- 229. Oh, yeah...
I've no idea.
- 230. More guests?
- 231. I'll go see.
- 232. Who can it be at this time?
- 233. - No idea.
- One of his fans.
- 234. The price of fame.
- 235. Groupies desperate for...
- 236. Who's there?
- 237. Who's there?
- 238. What's this all about?
- 239. Show yourself, you coward!
- 240. Show yourself
and say what you want!
- 241. Pathetic!
- 242. Apparently, it plays till the 15th...
- 243. - Well?
- 244. - Nothing?
- There was nobody.
- 245. There was nobody outside.
- 246. OK then...
- 247. You're spoiling us.
I'll have to diet for 3 weeks.
- 248. Why were you out there so long?
- 249. It's OK. Everything's OK.
There's no problem.
- 250. I'm not some kind of jealous wife
- 251. who suspects hubby's cheating on her.
- 252. - Thank you.
- 253. I'm on edge
because in the last few days
- 254. we've received
anonymous parcels and phone calls.
- 255. When the doorbell rings,
I think it's our asshole stalker.
- 256. What kind of calls?
- 257. I don't know how to describe them.
- 258. You went to the police?
- 259. Of course.
- 260. And?
- 261. And nothing.
They'll move when he attacks us.
- 262. It's outrageous!
- 263. It's a fact.
- 264. Dig in before it gets cold.
- 265. So what was it?
- 266. What's up with him?
- 267. Since Anne has decided
to share the good news with you,
- 268. I won't hide it.
- 269. Are you happy now?
- 270. It's not very entertaining.
- 271. We receive shots of our house,
- 272. presumably to show us
we're under surveillance.
- 273. With all Anne's comings-and-goings.
- 274. You've no idea who's filming and how?
- 275. For now, no.
- 276. - Let's see.
- Here goes.
- 277. What's that?
- 278. The house I grew up in.
- 279. Will you still be needing me?
- 280. - No, thank you.
- 281. Goodnight.
- 282. Don't just stand there.
- 283. Don't look so shocked.
She's there just in case, that's all.
- 284. I'm sorry.
- 285. - What for?
- I didn't know...
- 286. Stop that.
- 287. It's ridiculous.
- 288. Tell me how you're doing.
- 289. Fine. Since we spoke on the phone,
- 290. Pierrot's battling with puberty.
- 291. Anne's overworked.
- 292. Me, too.
And that's about it.
- 293. Aunt Julie wrote me a letter.
- 294. From Marseille.
- 295. She never misses your show on TV.
- 296. She says she envies me
having a son like you.
- 297. That's nice.
- 298. She'll hit 80 this year.
- 299. Really?
- 300. What's wrong?
- 301. You're all pent up.
What is it?
- 302. Nothing. I'm fine.
- 303. I don't enjoy seeing you unwell.
- 304. What do you mean, "unwell?"
- 305. For my age, I'm very well!
- 306. Don't bother
spouting nonsense like that.
- 307. Isn't it lonely if you can't go out?
- 308. Why?
- 309. Are you less lonely
because you can sit in the garden?
- 310. Do you feel less lonely in the Metro
than at home?
- 311. Well then!
- 312. Anyway, I have my family friend...
- 313. With remote control.
- 314. Whenever they annoy me,
I just shut it down.
- 315. I miss not hearing the piano.
- 316. Ever since your Dad died.
- 317. Do you still play?
- 318. I don't have time, you know.
- 319. Shame.
- 320. And Pierrot, is he gifted?
- 321. He's not interested.
He prefers to hang out.
- 322. He's 12 now, isn't he?
- 323. What brings you down here?
- 324. I'm going to Aix for a special
on François Weyergans.
- 325. He's publishing a new novel,
his first in ages.
- 326. Really?
- 327. You know who I dreamed about?
- 328. Maw).
- 329. Who's Majid?
- 330. You know! Majid!
- 331. You've lost me.
- 332. Hashem's son.
The kid you planned to adopt!
- 333. I see.
- 334. Odd, isn't it?
- 335. What's odd?
- 336. After so many years.
- 337. Nothing odd about it.
- 338. I often dream of my childhood.
- 339. It comes with age.
- 340. Sure, but I'm not that old.
- 341. It goes faster than you think.
- 342. Do you ever think about him?
- 343. About who?
- 344. Maw).
- 345. How come?
- 346. "How come?"
- 347. How come
you don't think about him ever?
- 348. It was a big thing
for you and Dad at the time.
- 349. It was a longtime ago.
And it's not a happy memory.
- 350. As you know only too well.
- 351. What did you dream?
- 352. Stupid stuff,
but it brought him back to mind.
- 353. I'd forgotten him.
- 354. What does Anne do?
- 355. She's well. She still works
for the same publishers.
- 356. She runs her own schedule.
Her boss is a friend of ours.
- 357. Very handy.
- 358. I don't know what more I can tell you.
We hardly see each other
- 359. and when we do,
I've nothing special to tell you.
- 360. Mostly, we chug along.
No great highs or lows.
- 361. I'm fine. Anne's fine.
- 362. Pierrot's fine.
- 363. As far as I can tell, at least.
- 364. We're all very busy
and that's about it.
- 365. But I get the feeling you're not fine.
- 366. You seem strange, Georges.
- 367. Listening to you,
I'm worried about you.
- 368. What's going on?
- 369. What do you mean?
- 370. Come on...
- 371. No, seriously?
- 372. When are you leaving?
- 373. Tomorrow morning.
I have to be in Aix by 12.
- 374. You'll have to leave early then.
- 375. Shall I ask Mrs. Arnaud
to prepare breakfast for us?
- 376. You're up that early?
- 377. I don't sleep much now.
- 378. That's one of the benefits of old age.
- 379. I need my bed. I'm dead.
- 380. Can I get you something?
You need anything?
- 381. No, I'm fine. I have all I need.
- 382. What time for breakfast?
- 383. 7 o'clock?
- 384. Shall I tell her?
- 385. Light off?
- 386. He's not a baby any more.
- 387. I like not having him around some days.
He can be a little macho prick.
- 388. Yes, I wonder who he gets it from.
- 389. When will you be home?
- 390. Can you pick him up at school?
- 391. I can't tomorrow,
we have to pack up here.
- 392. It was our last launch
in this noble location.
- 393. Yes, there are a lot of people.
It's swarming, in fact.
- 394. Yes, I'll tell him.
- 395. Love you too.
- 396. Morning, Mom.
- 397. There was a street sign.
- 398. I can't make it out.
- 399. Le... nin?
- 400. Wouldn't you say?
- 401. Avenue Lenin.
- 402. Yes, Avenue Lenin.
- 403. Can you get the map?
- 404. Hold on.
- 405. Romain... Romainville!
- 406. See if there's an Avenue Lenin.
- 407. Hold on.
- 408. Got it!
- 409. Near Mairie des Lilas Metro station.
- 410. Right there.
- 411. What are you going to do?
- 412. Go over there.
- 413. It's near Guillaume's place.
- 414. And?
- 415. I'll go over, knock on the door
and see what happens.
- 416. As simple as that?
- 417. Sure, as simple as that.
Got a better idea?
- 418. Why not the police?
- 419. We got the hallway, the street.
- 420. Take a cop with you.
It's the least they can do.
- 421. What if it's a bluff, a practical joke?
- 422. You believe that? Seriously?
- 423. What does the tape show?
A street and a low-rent hallway.
- 424. They'll just say,
"Try knocking on the door
- 425. "and if someone half kills you,
come see us again."
- 426. Who knows
the house where you grew up?
- 427. I don't know.
- 428. Do you recognize the building?
- 429. Right, we'll...
- 430. We'll hire a private detective.
- 431. You watch too many TV crime movies.
- 432. You're impossible to talk to.
Do it your way.
- 433. I have a hunch.
- 434. What?
- 435. I think I know who it is.
- 436. You know who it is?
- 437. I think I know.
- 438. And?
- 439. And I have to make sure.
- 440. What's wrong with you?
- 441. Maybe you could share
your great wisdom.
- 442. Perhaps this concerns me, too.
- 443. I can't tell you because I don't know.
- 444. It's only a hunch.
- 445. You can't let me in on it?
- 446. Gee, I don't know what I...
- 447. You realize what you're saying?
- 448. Please, it's not what you think.
- 449. What do I think?
- 450. Will you cut it out?
I have a vague hunch.
- 451. I can't say any more until I'm sure.
It's not your concern.
- 452. It's not my concern?
- 453. I guess I just dreamt it all!
- 454. I thought it was my concern,
being terrorized by anonymous calls
- 455. and these fucking videos!
- 456. Being too scared to go out!
- 457. Not my concern?
Awake all night
- 458. worrying about Pierrot and you,
and all this crap!
- 459. If it's not my concern,
business as usual.
- 460. Would you like dinner
or perhaps I can get you a drink?
- 461. Please, if I'd known...
- 462. What would you have done?
Kept your mouth shut?
- 463. Please...
- 464. D'you realize the bullshit you talk?
- 465. You never heard of trust?
- 466. You realize
you're doing exactly what he wants?
- 467. He wants to wreck our lives.
You're reacting exactly as he wants.
- 468. Can't you just trust me?
- 469. I have to trust you?
Why not the other way round for once?
- 470. How about you trust me?
Who refused to give trust here?
- 471. Imagine the shoe's on the other foot.
Imagine I say...
- 472. "I may know who's terrorizing us
but I can't tell you." Great!
- 473. That's your idea of a sound relationship
"based on mutual trust?"
- 474. if you could hear yourself!
- 475. Just a second!
- 476. I'm coming!
- 477. Sorry, I was in the middle of...
- 478. Look who it is!
- 479. Who are you?
- 480. Wanna come in?
- 481. After you.
- 482. Take a seat.
- 483. I was making lunch.
- 484. What do you want from me?
- 485. What do I want? Me?
- 486. Do you want money?
- 487. - Money?
- What then?
- 488. Mind saying how you found me?
- 489. It's a game, is that it?
I don't want to play. I've grown up.
- 490. I see that.
- 491. So, what's the point of your actions?
- 492. - What actions?
- Don't bullshit me!
- 493. Mind telling me why you're here?
- 494. How did you find me?
- 495. - What's this?
- Don't act dumb.
- 496. Well?
- 497. Sit down, won't you?
- 498. Don't believe I didn't expect to see you
but it's true.
- 499. You're the last person
I expected at my door.
- 500. Right.
- 501. I'll play along
to see where it gets us.
- 502. I could also report you
to the police quite simply.
- 503. So, you had no idea
and you're amazed to see me.
- 504. Who do you think drew me here?
Who's been terrorizing my family?
- 505. I don't know.
- 506. Why do you talk
like we're strangers?
- 507. You wouldn't have recognized me, huh?
- 508. Outside,
you'd have walked right past me.
- 509. At first, I wasn't sure either.
- 510. When I tuned into your show
- 511. a few years ago...
- 512. The show
with the two chairs stuck together...
- 513. You sat up close to your guests,
face to face...
- 514. I wasn't sure either.
- 515. I just had a nasty feeling in my gut.
- 516. Weird, isn't it?
- 517. I felt nauseous
and I didn't know why.
- 518. When your name came up,
I began to understand.
- 519. And then...
- 520. The nose.
- 521. How d'you wind up on TV?
You didn't take over the estate?
- 522. Tell me what you want.
- 523. Nothing.
- 524. What could I want from you?
What do you suppose?
- 525. Money?
- 526. You barge in
accusing me of trying to blackmail you.
- 527. You haven't changed.
- 528. What can I blackmail you with?
- 529. Who sent me the tapes?
- 530. The tapes?
- 531. Strange, isn't it?
I haven't fought since I was a child.
- 532. I find it repugnant.
- 533. And right now...
- 534. - Stop this stupid game...
- Or you'll kick my ass?
- 535. That shouldn't be hard.
You're a lot bigger than the last time.
- 536. Kicking my ass
won't leave you any wiser about me.
- 537. Even if you beat me to death.
- 538. But you're too refined for that.
- 539. Above all, you have too much to lose.
- 540. What?
- 541. That's not true?
- 542. I think it is.
- 543. What wouldn't we do
not to lose what's ours?
- 544. You were older and stronger than me.
I had no choice.
- 545. Right, then.
- 546. Your Mom's sick.
- 547. Where do you get that from?
- 548. It's not hard to guess, is it?
- 549. What do you want? Revenge?
- 550. She was a very kind lady.
- 551. I was very grateful to her, you know.
- 552. To your father, too.
- 553. I'm going to leave now.
- 554. If you try to interfere in my life,
- 555. scare my family or damage me,
- 556. you'll regret it, I swear.
- 557. You're threatening me?
- 558. Yes, I'm threatening you.
- 559. Believe me, I mean it.
- 560. I believe you.
- 561. But you don't believe me.
- 562. I didn't want anything from you.
- 563. I never sent you a tape
or anything else.
- 564. Not this either.
- 565. I'm glad you came.
- 566. This is Georges Laurent.
Could I speak to my wife?
- 567. Thank you.
- 568. Hi, it's me.
- 569. I went round. Nobody was in.
- 570. No, it was just one in a row of doors.
- 571. It was locked.
- 572. I did.
- 573. He said it was unoccupied.
- 574. It must be a storeroom
or something like that.
- 575. She was a very kind lady.
- 576. I was very grateful to her, you know.
- 577. To your father, too.
- 578. I'm going to leave now,
but you can be sure of something.
- 579. If you try to interfere in my life,
- 580. scare my family or damage me,
- 581. you'll regret it, I swear.
- 582. You're threatening me?
- 583. Yes, I'm threatening you.
- 584. Believe me, I mean it.
- 585. I believe you.
- 586. But you don't believe me.
- 587. I didn't want anything from you.
- 588. I never sent you a tape
or anything else.
- 589. Not this either.
- 590. I'm glad you came.
- 591. That's it.
- 592. It runs for 1 hour
- 593. if you want to watch how he feels.
- 594. I'm sorry.
- 595. What for?
- 596. What now?
- 597. It was dumb of me to lie to you.
- 598. I don't get it.
- 599. I'm sorry!
- 600. I don't get your attitude.
- 601. You say sorry
and everything's OK, right?
- 602. Do you want me to beg?
What's so terrible?
- 603. I lied to save you more stress.
Has the world stopped spinning?
- 604. I'm sorry.
- 605. I suspected it was him.
- 606. Not at first
but after the tape of Mom's house.
- 607. I wanted to spare you.
- 608. His parents worked for us.
- 609. Dad liked them.
I guess they were good workers.
- 610. In October '61,
the FLN called all Algerians
- 611. to a demonstration in Paris.
- 612. October 17, 1961.
- 613. Papon. The police massacre.
- 614. They drowned
about 200 Arabs in the Seine.
- 615. Including Majid's parents most likely.
They never came back.
- 616. Dad went to Paris
to look for them.
- 617. They said he should be glad
to be rid of a couple of jigaboos.
- 618. And then?
- 619. My parents decided to adopt the boy.
- 620. I don't know why.
- 621. They felt responsible in some way.
- 622. And then?
- 623. It annoyed me.
I didn't want him at home.
- 624. He had his own room.
I had to share, see. I was 6!
- 625. So what did you do?
- 626. Nothing.
I told lies about him.
- 627. You told lies about him?
- 628. That's all?
- 629. So now he wants revenge?
- 630. Apparently.
- 631. You threatened him.
- 632. Not particularly intelligent of me.
- 633. Not particularly intelligent?
- 634. Stupid, I know.
I was out of my depth.
- 635. I don't think he's lying.
- 636. What do you mean?
- 637. He was genuinely surprised.
- 638. But the tape?
- 639. Which one? You think it's staged?
- 640. He'd have to be very smart.
- 641. Who else could it be?
I can't read his mind.
- 642. Why send us it?
- 643. To keep me informed.
- 644. - So who sent the others?
- How should I know?
- 645. What kind of lies?
- 646. I don't know.
- 647. The usual stuff kids lie about.
- 648. Things you make up. Stupid stuff.
- 649. - Well?
- Well what?
- 650. Stop acting like an idiot!
- 651. If it was over a teddy,
he wouldn't want revenge 40 years on.
- 652. I don't remember!
- 653. You don't want to tell me, you mean?
- 654. What do you want?
I've no idea. I don't remember.
- 655. You remember stuff you did aged 6?
- 656. What happened to him?
- 657. He was sent away.
He was sick.
- 658. To a hospital or a children's home,
I don't know which.
- 659. I was glad he was gone.
I forgot all about it. It's natural.
- 660. And your parents?
- 661. Forgot it too, I guess.
- 662. It was only an interlude
of a few months.
- 663. An interlude?
- 664. What should I call it?
- 665. Maybe it was a tragedy, I don't know.
- 666. I don't feel responsible for it.
Why should I?
- 667. It's all so absurd.
- 668. You mentioned it to your mother?
- 669. Sure.
- 670. Nice to see there's someone you trust.
- 671. Jesus! She knows about him.
I didn't mention the tapes.
- 672. Well? What did she say?
- 673. Nothing.
- 674. She's getting old.
She can't remember.
- 675. Or doesn't want to, I don't know.
- 676. It's too unpleasant for her.
- 677. Thanks for being so quick.
How's it going?
- 678. Great, thanks. And you?
- 679. Snowed under,
you know what it's like.
- 680. Please, take a seat.
- 681. How's your wife?
I haven't seen her for ages.
- 682. She's very well.
- 683. They just published Pereira's book
- 684. It was her baby and it's a hit.
- 685. Good. I must buy it
but you know how it is, never the time.
- 686. Give her my regards.
- 687. Of course. Thank you.
- 688. Coffee?
- 689. No, thanks,
I've had my fill for today.
- 690. I'll cut to the chase.
I guess you think you're here
- 691. to talk about the concept
for your new show.
- 692. That'll have to wait.
- 693. The Head of Programming
is sitting tight till summer.
- 694. The decision was due by May 15.
- 695. I know but what can I say?
- 696. The Lord works in mysterious ways.
Public TV even more so.
- 697. Don't worry.
We always talk them round, don't we?
- 698. May God hear you!
- 699. Sadly, polytheism reigns here.
- 700. But as I said, don't worry.
It'll work out.
- 701. With your prestige and viewing figures!
- 702. Yeah, sure.
- 703. Anyway...
- 704. I wanted to see you
about a silly matter
- 705. that I'm not sure how to deal with.
- 706. Yesterday,
my secretary left a tape on my desk.
- 707. Addressed to me
but without a note.
- 708. Usually, she wouldn't even show me it,
- 709. just take a quick look
and toss it in the trash.
- 710. I've no interest in the crap
your fanclub sends in.
- 711. But she thought I should see it.
- 712. The tape shows you
having a private conversation
- 713. with a man in a kind of flat.
- 714. The subject isn't apparent
and I didn't want to be indiscreet
- 715. but it's clearly a hidden camera.
- 716. I wanted to ask if you knew about it
- 717. and, if you do, what you think.
- 718. I'm sorry you got dragged into this.
- 719. The guy's the son of Algerian farmhands
who worked for my parents.
- 720. He has a pathological hatred
of my family
- 721. and he tries to hurt me with this stuff.
- 722. That's OK,
it can't be very pleasant for you.
- 723. You told the police?
- 724. They won't do anything
as long as it remains "harmless."
- 725. Apparently,
he's out to wreck your career.
- 726. God knows who he sent the tape to.
- 727. That's true.
- 728. Why's he so bitter?
- 729. Sorry to pry
but he didn't appear very aggressive.
- 730. Yes, I know.
I'm the aggressive one on the tape.
- 731. My visit was the consequence
of his campaign of terror.
- 732. My wife and I
are very worried naturally.
- 733. I'm not surprised.
- 734. You've no idea what's driving him?
- 735. None at all.
- 736. He's convinced
my family and I mistreated him.
- 737. In fact, the last time I saw him,
I was 6. He's crazy.
- 738. You have my sympathy.
It's quite awful.
- 739. I hope it's resolved soon.
- 740. It would be unfortunate
if news of this leaked out.
- 741. I know.
I'll put a lawyer on the case.
- 742. Do so. Good idea.
- 743. Don't worry about the new show,
I'll keep at them.
- 744. Great, thanks.
- 745. Not at all.
You know how highly I rate you.
- 746. Thank you.
Can I have the tape?
- 747. The tape?
- 748. I destroyed it
to stop it falling into the wrong hands.
- 749. I see.
- 750. You'd have done the same.
- 751. Open up!
- 752. Open the damn door!
- 753. What else could he do?
- 754. What else could he do?
- 755. That's great.
- 756. You'd have bullshitted Mathilde
- 757. People talk to each other, don't they?
- 758. Calm down.
- 759. Calm down, it's OK.
- 760. Time to get back to the office.
- 761. But the Governor of Nassiriyah province,
- 762. an Italian appointed by the Americans,
- 763. demands greater openness
on the subject.
- 764. The Italians come under British command
- 765. as the official occupying power.
- 766. It's vital all coalition countries,
- 767. who have joined in this mission
- 768. operate
under the same rules of engagement.
- 769. This will ensure greater homogeneity
and better coordination.
- 770. Ultimately,
the Italian President Ciampi...
- 771. About time!
- 772. Where have you been?
- 773. I ate out with Pierre.
- 774. Without telling me?
Why switch your cell off?
- 775. Why?
- 776. Do you tell me everything you do?
- 777. Don't start that!
- 778. Don't you start!
- 779. Is Pierrot in bed?
- 780. I thought he was with you.
- 781. With me?
I was at work, don't you know?
- 782. He was going round to Yves'
- 783. You have his number?
- 784. He was going
to swim practice at 5 with Yves
- 785. and Yves' Dad was picking them up.
- 786. This is Anne Laurent.
- 787. I wanted to ask if you've seen Pierrot.
- 788. Really?
- 789. Did he say anything?
- 790. If you don't mind,
can I talk to him in person?
- 791. Hello, Yves.
- 792. Did Pierrot tell you where he was going?
- 793. No, that's the point.
- 794. Were you doing anything after?
- 795. Did you have a fight?
- 796. I don't know...
OK, I see.
- 797. If you hear anything, can you call?
You have our number?
- 798. OK, thank you. Goodbye.
- 799. He left Yves' house around 6.30.
- 800. He said he'd be away with us
for the Ascension weekend.
- 801. I'll go look in his room.
- 802. Well?
- 803. I don't know.
- 804. We have to call the police.
- 805. What if somethings happened to him?
- 806. - What?
- I don't know.
- 807. What if he's been hit by a car or...
- 808. Open up! Police!
- 809. - What's up?
- Where's the boy?
- 810. What boy?
- 811. Is that him?
- 812. Any sign of him?
- 813. I'm going with them to the station.
- 814. I've got no idea.
- 815. He has a son.
- 816. It must have been him
who made the tapes.
- 817. They claim that they don't even know
who Pierrot is.
- 818. No, they only looked for Pierrot.
- 819. They're investigating kidnapping,
not the tapes.
- 820. Did anybody call?
- 821. I was just asking, you never know.
- 822. I have to go.
If there's any news, call me.
- 823. Of course.
- 824. You'd better go home now.
- 825. You have an early flight tomorrow.
- 826. Don't worry, I packed yesterday.
You know me.
- 827. You've been really sweet
but I prefer to be alone now.
- 828. On your own,
you'll imagine the worst.
- 829. C'mon, let's go.
- 830. If you need anything, just call.
- 831. Promise?
- 832. You can call any time.
- 833. I know.
- 834. Corsica isn't another planet.
- 835. See you, sweetheart.
- 836. - Well?
- No news.
- 837. It probably wasn't an accident.
No reports from the hospitals.
- 838. And the two guys?
- 839. They claim they don't know him.
- 840. What about the tapes?
- 841. They deny it.
- 842. Look, just drop it.
The police aren't interested,
- 843. except in the kidnapping.
- 844. For the tapes, we need proof.
- 845. There's a procedure to be followed.
File a report, lawyer...
- 846. The cops don't care if it's linked.
- 847. So they released them?
- 848. Don't you want to come in?
- 849. - We're leaving.
- We'd be in the way.
- 850. Don't talk crap!
Come on in...
- 851. I asked them to go.
- 852. I was exhausted
and wanted to be alone.
- 853. I'm sorry.
- 854. All this is...
- 855. It makes me sick.
- 856. No, they kept them in custody.
- 857. The kid started yelling,
so they locked him up.
- 858. That got his dad started...
- 859. so now they're both in the cage
for the night.
- 860. - And then?
- They'll let them go.
- 861. If there's no proof, they have to.
- 862. There's suspicion, nothing more.
- 863. What will you do now?
- 864. Now, I...
- 865. I'm going to grab some food.
I didn't eat all day.
- 866. What the hell got into you?
- 867. I'm sorry.
- 868. Anne Laurent...
Thank you very much.
- 869. Come in, please.
- 870. No, thanks. I'm badly parked.
- 871. I called my husband,
who's also delighted and says thank you.
- 872. It's the least I could do.
- 873. Come on in.
- 874. No, I have to go.
I just wanted to be sure he got home.
- 875. What do you mean?
- 876. I owe you an apology.
- 877. Whatever for?
- 878. I work nights at the hospital,
- 879. so I'm not always around.
- 880. When François has friends over...
- 881. We're quite laidback.
- 882. I didn't know your son hadn't called.
I got in at 7...
- 883. It's not your fault if...
- 884. You're sure you won't come in?
- 885. I don't know how
- 886. to express my gratitude.
- 887. It's nothing.
I'm sorry you had such a fright.
- 888. Thanks again.
- 889. Why don't you say anything?
- 890. What's there to say?
- 891. That's true.
- 892. - What's wrong?
- 893. Come on!
- 894. What could be wrong?
- 895. Why didn't you say you were staying
with this François guy?
- 896. Didn't you think we'd be worried
if you just vanished?
- 897. What's the problem, do you think?
- 898. I don't know.
- 899. Stop being so pig-headed!
- 900. What's the problem?
- 901. If you don't know,
I don't see what we can do about it.
- 902. There is no problem!
- 903. Why should there be one?
You know better than me.
- 904. Leave me alone!
- 905. What do you mean, I know better?
- 906. Ask Pierre.
- 907. He always knows everything!
- 908. What are you trying to say?
- 909. Nothing!
- 910. Why did you say it then?
- 911. Are you jealous?
- 912. What have you got into your head?
- 913. That Pierre and me...
- 914. Because we call each other a lot?
- 915. He's a friend.
A friend of mine and your Dad's.
- 916. Why would you...
- 917. Stay here, I'm talking to you!
- 918. Stop being so sullen.
You've no reason to act like that!
- 919. Look at me, please!
- 920. I swear you've got it wrong.
- 921. I wonder
how you could even think that.
- 922. I love you.
- 923. Really... I love you.
- 924. We were sick with worry
when you didn't come home.
- 925. You find that so...
- 926. So absurd?
- 927. Maybe we weren't sick but we freaked.
Because we love you.
- 928. Tomorrow, I'm interviewing
the author of The Smart Gang.
- 929. You loved the book,
if memory serves me right.
- 930. If you give me your copy,
I'll ask him to sign it, OK?
- 931. You'd like that?
- 932. Are you OK?
- 933. I'm glad you're home.
- 934. Using Berrichon as a pseudonym.
- 935. Isabelle kept total control
over Rimbaud's work.
- 936. - It was a money-spinner.
- That's right.
- 937. She began to create this aura
- 938. of a pious nun.
- 939. Like a builder constructs a wall garden.
- 940. Then, she began to meddle
with Rimbaud's work.
- 941. We know that the poems
that shocked her went on the fire.
- 942. I can agree with the portrait
you draw of Isabelle.
- 943. It's the same as I had
before I began the book.
- 944. We agree, both of us, on that point.
- 945. At the same time,
I'd like to raise a few...
- 946. Stop, it's getting too theoretical.
- 947. Cut at "we agree on that point".
- 948. And go to
when Teulé talks about homosexuality.
- 949. It's around...
- 950. Around 30.
- 951. - It wouldn't matter.
- It's poetic license.
- 952. But I think Rimbaud is...
- 953. On "I think" let's try
- 954. slotting it in...
- 955. What do you want now?
- 956. What's going on?
- 957. Thanks for coming.
- 958. Come in.
- 959. What's this all about?
- 960. Sit down.
- 961. No, I won't. What do you want?
- 962. I truly had no idea about the tapes.
- 963. Is that all?
- 964. I called you
because I wanted you to be present...
- 965. It's me.
Please, try to get rid of them.
- 966. I'm in the bedroom.
Something terrible's happened.
- 967. I can't face them right now.
- 968. Hurry, please.
- 969. What's going on?
- 970. Majid committed suicide.
- 971. - I was there. He slit his throat.
- 972. Yes, exactly.
- 973. Sadly, it's no joke.
- 974. What are you saying?
- 975. I'm saying I was there.
- 976. He asked me to come,
so he could explain about the tapes.
- 977. - So I went.
- 978. And nothing.
- 979. He said, "I wanted you to be present"
and cut his throat.
- 980. You can't be serious...
- 981. Try to get rid of them.
We need to talk.
- 982. What can I tell them?
- 983. I don't know.
- 984. What did you say when I called?
- 985. That it was the anonymous caller
asking for you.
- 986. - And?
- 987. I excused myself and left.
- 988. I don't know.
- 989. Tell them you don't feel well,
that Pierrot's sick.
- 990. Please!
- 991. - They're gone.
- I saw.
- 992. Not the light.
- 993. What did you tell them?
- 994. That I'd lied to them.
- 995. That it was you on the phone.
- 996. That I had to meet you
because you had a problem.
- 997. They didn't offer to come?
- 998. You want
a transcript of the conversation?
- 999. Sorry.
- 1000. What happened?
- 1001. It's like I told you.
- 1002. I arrived. He asked me in
and killed himself.
- 1003. There was a lot of blood.
- 1004. Afterwards, I just ran.
- 1005. You went for help?
- 1006. Why not?
- 1007. No, he died immediately.
- 1008. What are you going to do?
- 1009. - Was anybody else around?
- No, why?
- 1010. Come on!
- 1011. What time did it happen?
- 1012. This afternoon around 4, I guess.
- 1013. So you went to the police or what?
- 1014. No.
- 1015. What have you been doing?
Where were you?
- 1016. Nowhere.
- 1017. In town.
- 1018. You'd better report it.
- 1019. If anyone saw you,
you'd be a suspect.
- 1020. Then he'd have gotten what he wanted.
- 1021. What?
- 1022. Do you have another explanation?
- 1023. What for?
- 1024. Why else did he ask me to come?
- 1025. What did you do to him?
- 1026. What?
- 1027. - When?
- Back then.
- 1028. It takes a really sick mind!
- 1029. First, he sends all those damn tapes.
- 1030. You remember the drawings?
- 1031. They must have been
some kind of forewarning, huh?
- 1032. Georges!
- 1033. I told Mom he coughed up blood.
- 1034. They didn't believe me, you see?
- 1035. The doctor examined him,
didn't find anything.
- 1036. He was an old fool.
- 1037. Our family doctor, see?
- 1038. Then I told him
Dad wanted him to kill the rooster.
- 1039. It was a cranky bird.
- 1040. Evil, always attacking us.
- 1041. And he did it.
- 1042. He cut its head off.
- 1043. The rooster flapped.
- 1044. Mam was covered 'm mood.
- 1045. I told them he did it to scare me.
- 1046. Slitting his own throat for that...
- 1047. A heck of a twisted joke,
don't you think?
- 1048. What were they doing here?
- 1049. Who?
- 1050. Pierre and Mathilde.
- 1051. It was planned.
- 1052. We were going to watch your show.
- 1053. I'd forgotten.
- 1054. I thought they were in Corsica.
- 1055. Just one week.
- 1056. They got back yesterday.
- 1057. Hi, how are you?
- 1058. Fine. And you?
- 1059. I didn't forget your book.
- 1060. - I called but it's not arrived.
- There's no rush.
- 1061. Maybe it's in today's mail.
- 1062. - You saw Malembert?
- He'll bring you the file.
- 1063. - May I have a word, please?
- What do you want?
- 1064. I'd like to talk with you.
- 1065. I don't have time. Goodbye.
- 1066. What do you want?
- 1067. Why are you so scared, sir?
- 1068. What d'you want?
Why are you here?
- 1069. You'd have let me in your house?
- 1070. I've no time, I said.
- 1071. I don't believe you, sir.
- 1072. If you refuse to find time,
I'll create a real scene
- 1073. and tell people things
they shouldn't hear.
- 1074. I can't believe you'd want that.
- 1075. Is that a threat?
I have nothing to hide.
- 1076. Really?
- 1077. Young man,
your father's death must hurt
- 1078. but I refuse
to be incriminated by you.
- 1079. Be right there.
- 1080. The police corroborated my statement.
- 1081. It was suicide.
- 1082. So, please, get out of my face.
- 1083. I'd advise you to desist
- 1084. from terrorizing us with stupid tapes.
- 1085. They were nothing to do with me.
- 1086. Before he died,
your father insisted it wasn't him.
- 1087. Believe what you want,
I'm not lying.
- 1088. I'd like to talk to you, please.
- 1089. I won't argue with you in public.
Say your piece and leave
- 1090. or I'll call the police
to get you ejected.
- 1091. You know you're not allowed in here.
- 1092. I'm listening.
- 1093. Why so testy?
What did I do to you?
- 1094. What did you do to me?
- 1095. You terrorize my family and me
with your damn tapes!
- 1096. I know you were behind them!
- 1097. Your father wasn't capable of that.
- 1098. Why would I do that, sir?
- 1099. Cut the dumb-ass politeness, OK?
- 1100. You deprived my father
of a good education.
- 1101. The orphanage teaches hatred
- 1102. But my father raised me well.
- 1103. I won't forget that for you.
- 1104. We're not finished.
- 1105. What do you want? A fight?
- 1106. If you insist.
- 1107. You're probably stronger than me.
Go ahead, hit me!
- 1108. Know what? You're sick.
- 1109. You're as sick as your father.
- 1110. I don't know
what dumb obsession he fed you
- 1111. but I can tell you this...
- 1112. you'll never give me a bad conscience
- 1113. about your father's sad or wrecked life.
- 1114. I'm not to blame!
Do you get that?
- 1115. If ever you try to hurt me or my family,
you'll regret it. I guarantee it.
- 1116. I'm sick of your crap!
- 1117. Threats...
You're very good at those.
- 1118. Do you expect me to apologize?
- 1119. To who?
- 1120. Me?
- 1121. So what do you want?
- 1122. Nothing anymore.
- 1123. I wondered how it feels,
a man's life on your conscience.
- 1124. That's all.
- 1125. Now I know.
- 1126. Great, everything's OK then.
- 1127. Do you mind if I go now?
- 1128. Be my guest.
- 1129. Hi, how're things?
- 1130. I'm just calling to say
I'm going to bed.
- 1131. No, I came home early.
- 1132. I'm drained.
I must have picked up some kind of bug.
- 1133. No, please, not that.
- 1134. Anyway, I wasn't needed in the office.
- 1135. Everything's as good as it can be.
- 1136. I just feel wiped out.
- 1137. Don't wake me when you get in,
I've taken 2 pills.
- 1138. When's Pierrot home?
- 1139. You'll be back by then.
- 1140. Tell him to go easy on his poor old Dad.
- 1141. I love you.
- 1142. Come back!
- 1143. Let go of me!
- 1144. I don't wanna go!
- 1145. Calm down!
- 1146. Simon John
- 1147. Processed by L.V.T. - Paris