- 1. Without me, what will become of them?
- 2. It bores into my heart.
- 3. It feels like stone inside.
- 4. Let's go.
- 5. Let go of me.
- 6. Mouchette.
- 7. Him again.
- 8. Go away, Arséne. Leave.
- 9. It's time, don't stay here.
- 10. Leave, please.
- 11. Yes.
- 12. And come back.
- 13. Luisa.
- 14. Mr Mathieu.
- 15. Heat is what I need. It helps me breathe.
- 16. No more hope?
- 17. Three days, said Columbus
- 18. Pointing to the endless sky
- 19. The end of the horizon
- 20. Three days and I will give a new world
- 21. To you who hope no longer
- 22. On the deep vastness
- 23. His eyes opened to see
- 24. Hope!
No more hope!
- 25. Sing!
- 26. Hope!
No more hope!
- 27. Three days, said Columbus
- 28. Hope!
No more hope!
- 29. Three days, said Columbus
- 30. Hope!
No more hope!
- 31. Three days, said Columbus
- 32. Pointing to the endless sky
- 33. Mouchette.
- 34. Mouchette.
- 35. Look.
- 36. You promised, Luisa.
- 37. Me?
- 38. I must have misunderstood.
- 39. I may have promised yesterday.
- 40. But now I wonder
if I will like you, Mr Mathieu?
- 41. I would like to please you.
- 42. But you love another.
- 43. Please answer, Luisa.
- 44. Let's not hesitate, ladies and gentlemen.
- 45. Come.
- 46. Three tickets for one franc.
- 47. Seven for two francs. Look closely!
- 48. If your ticket says "winner",
- 49. you can pick a doll.
- 50. A lovely prize.
- 51. A picture. A bedside lamp. An iron.
- 52. Don't hesitate. And we have a winner.
- 53. We have a winner.
- 54. Another doll of the winner's choosing.
- 55. Look carefully, ladies and gentlemen.
- 56. Help yourselves.
And we have another winner.
- 57. Help yourselves. We have another winner.
- 58. Don't hesitate, ladies and gentlemen.
- 59. Look carefully.
- 60. If your ticket says "winner",
- 61. you can pick a doll.
- 62. A lovely prize.
- 63. A painting. A bedside lamp. An iron.
- 64. And we have a winner.
- 65. We have a winner.
- 66. Help yourselves. We have another winner.
- 67. Don't hesitate, ladies and gentlemen.
- 68. He's making fun of you.
- 69. Who?
- 70. Arséne.
- 71. Of me?
- 72. Of you, Mathieu.
- 73. I'll get him.
- 74. Arséne is in love with you, isn't he?
- 75. Do you love him?
- 76. Why are you meddling?
- 77. ls it any of your business?
- 78. Yes.
- 79. I'm warning you, I'll get him.
- 80. You won't hurt him.
- 81. He's not afraid of you,
you're too afraid of him.
- 82. We'll see.
- 83. He'll spend the night outside,
he has his rubber mat.
- 84. Arséne had better watch out.
- 85. Take it, if you want.
- 86. Take it.
- 87. No?
- 88. Don't think this makes us even, Arséne.
- 89. And, since we are here,
you'd better leave Luisa alone.
- 90. Luisa?
- 91. Luisa.
- 92. You make a strange special guard,
- 93. Heed my advice.
- 94. I don't like people getting in my way.
- 95. If people provoke me...
- 96. Go ahead and try.
- 97. What are you doing here?
- 98. I got lost.
- 99. Couldn't you take the road like your friends?
- 100. If you go home to your father
without both your clogs, beware.
- 101. We're not staying.
- 102. Dry yourself first.
- 103. What time did you get out of school?
- 104. Drink, this will warm you up.
- 105. 6:00. I left before the others.
- 106. Alone?
- 107. Yes.
- 108. No one saw you?
- 109. I don't know. No.
- 110. You wanted to go home through the wood.
- 111. Yes.
- 112. Listen very carefully.
- 113. You didn't come home through the wood,
- 114. but by the Liniéres road.
- 115. You even went to Liniéres to buy marbles.
- 116. Marbles?
- 117. Sweets, whatever.
- 118. Buy with what?
- 119. Here's some money.
You can say you found it.
- 120. You stopped at the crossroads.
- 121. You saw me come out of the bistro.
- 122. I said I was back from
checking some snares in Bassompierre.
- 123. Snares? Should I mention the snares?
- 124. Yes.
- 125. Even to the gendarme?
- 126. Yes.
- 127. I'll go and get your clog.
- 128. No one must know we were here.
- 129. Here.
- 130. No harm, no foul.
- 131. No ashes here.
- 132. Shine that here.
- 133. Listen to the storm.
- 134. Come, I have a plan.
- 135. We'll manage without him.
- 136. There's wood and candles.
- 137. We'll keep burning them.
- 138. In the morning, there'll be a pile of ashes.
- 139. I'll say I spent all day and night
here, out of the rain.
- 140. Understood?
- 141. Listen, child.
- 142. I've either said too much or not enough.
- 143. I must tell you everything.
- 144. Try to look me in the eyes.
- 145. I may be mad drunk, but I have all my wits.
- 146. I think I've just killed somebody.
- 147. Guard Mathieu.
- 148. How do you know?
- 149. He had his mat over his shoulder.
- 150. He was going to spend the night outside.
To get you, as he says.
- 151. This time, I got him.
- 152. We rolled into the water.
- 153. I checked my flask, the top had come off.
- 154. I held it out to him and, for a while,
we were friends again.
- 155. But I don't know what came over him.
- 156. We were both drunk.
- 157. Don't worry, it happens sometimes.
- 158. My mind goes blank.
- 159. I saw myself setting the spring trap,
just as I see you.
- 160. He fell forwards. His legs jerked.
- 161. First quickly, then slowly.
And then he stopped moving.
- 162. He fell in the water, it turned red.
- 163. But earlier on, when I went to get your clog,
- 164. I heard those gunshots and thought
he wasn't really dead, just pretending.
- 165. I recognised his gun.
An old English 12 mm, very short.
- 166. Mr Arséne, if the guard really isn't dead,
- 167. there's no use saying
I saw you in front of the cafe.
- 168. We need something else. He'll talk.
- 169. He'll talk?
- 170. He'll say "no", I'll say "yes".
- 171. Journalists like that.
- 172. If I could help you, Mr Arséne,
- 173. you need to remember. Remember!
- 174. Remember?
- 175. I was there.
- 176. With my nose in the water.
- 177. Royally drunk.
- 178. I'll say I was hidden in the wood,
- 179. that I saw the guard insult you
and attack you.
- 180. Please listen.
- 181. I'll also say he was drunk.
You can trust me.
- 182. I hate them. I used to stand up to them all.
- 183. Child, I can't see straight.
My neck is seizing up.
- 184. I'm going to have a fit.
- 185. Hope!
- 186. No more hope!
- 187. Three days, said Columbus
- 188. Pointing to the endless sky
- 189. The end of the horizon
- 190. Three days and I will give a new world
- 191. To you who hope no longer
- 192. On the deep vastness
- 193. His eyes opened to see
- 194. Are you singing?
- 195. Come on, I'll drop you off on the way.
- 196. Where are we really going, Mr Arséne?
- 197. Where are we going? Home.
- 198. And the guard?
- 199. Did you kill him?
- 200. With what? My gun?
- 201. With the trap, Mr Arséne.
- 202. You used the spring trap.
- 203. The trap?
- 204. Let me through.
- 205. Let you through? Where are you going
in the middle of the night?
- 206. Home, Mr Arséne. Straight home, I swear.
- 207. I'll remember everything, don't worry.
- 208. Hang on a minute! Why are you meddling?
- 209. If you breathe one word of this,
I'll wring your neck.
- 210. Mr Arséne,
I'd rather kill myself than hurt you.
- 211. Why are you so afraid of hurting me?
- 212. Mouchette?
- 213. Mouchette?
- 214. Mouchette?
- 215. Mouchette?
- 216. ls it you? Where have you come from?
- 217. Your father and brother are outside.
- 218. Try to find some matches
and warm some milk for the baby.
- 219. Put the linen on the line.
- 220. It shouldn't stay wet all night.
- 221. Otherwise, he'll get angry.
- 222. Why are you standing there?
- 223. Stay. Otherwise,
I won't be able to blow out the lamp.
- 224. What time is it?
I can't hear the church clock.
- 225. The storm must have
made the wind change.
- 226. Storm... What storm, you poor child?
- 227. It was a storm.
- 228. Not a storm?
- 229. Listen, Mum...
- 230. Give him to me.
- 231. Make him be quiet. I don't want to hear him.
- 232. I'm suffocating!
- 233. Go and get the litre of gin hidden
under the empty bags in the basement.
- 234. If I must die, let it at least be without pain.
- 235. I made a real mess.
- 236. Try not to listen to bad workers
and drunks in the future.
- 237. Mum, I need to tell you...
- 238. Mum. Mum? Mum!
- 239. Where are you going?
- 240. To get milk for the baby.
- 241. She was a brave woman.
- 242. How dare you stare at me like that,
you little dunce?
- 243. Shit!
- 244. Mouchette!
- 245. Come and have a cup of coffee.
- 246. So, your poor mother died?
- 247. So quickly!
- 248. Don't fret, child.
- 249. It happens to all of us.
- 250. At least it was painless, poor woman.
- 251. You broke my bowl?
What's wrong with you?
- 252. Little slut!
- 253. Mouchette!
- 254. We'll get you.
- 255. Mouchette!
- 256. What are you doing here?
- 257. It's lucky you turned up, I need to talk to you.
- 258. Sit down.
- 259. Arséne and I had a fight yesterday
about a trap.
- 260. He was drunk. We had a run-in,
but outside of work. It's nobody's business.
- 261. But the gendarmes arrested him
early this morning.
- 262. They say he put explosives in the river.
- 263. Arséne claims he saw you in the wood.
- 264. If that's true...
- 265. It is true. Yes, sir.
- 266. Go on! Admit he went to your place
last night to prepare his alibi.
- 267. Why else would you be here?
- 268. I saw Mr Arséne last night in his hut.
- 269. What were you doing in his hut?
- 270. Sheltering from the storm.
- 271. The storm?
- 272. The rain.
- 273. You've become very delicate,
afraid of a little rain.
- 274. Mr Arséne took me there.
- 275. Where were you coming from
when you met him? Don't lie!
- 276. From school.
- 277. You go to school at night?
- 278. It wasn't night yet.
- 279. I sheltered in the wood,
and Mr Arsene said...
- 280. What did he say?
He was out of his mind.
- 281. He was walking straight.
- 282. Idiot!
- 283. He never walks straighter
than with a litre of gin in his gut.
- 284. He said you'd fought,
- 285. and that you were drunk too, Mr Mathieu.
- 286. OK, you left school, sheltered in his hut,
the rain stopped around midnight.
- 287. After that, you went home I presume?
- 288. I only went home in the early morning.
I stayed almost all night.
- 289. The night?
You spent the night in Arséne's hut?
- 290. All night?
- 291. Let her be.
- 292. I knew it!
- 293. Smell for yourself, Mathieu.
The poor kid still stinks of gin.
- 294. Arséne must have got her drunk.
- 295. When I saw you come in earlier on,
I knew you hadn't slept at home.
- 296. Look at your hair!
- 297. Your eyes haven't even recovered
from the alcohol yet.
- 298. I think you're telling the truth,
but not all of it.
- 299. Go, Mathieu. Leave us alone.
- 300. Don't go, Mr Mathieu!
- 301. Leave it. You'll drive her mad.
- 302. As you wish. It drives me mad to think
that a lout you wouldn't give a hare to...
- 303. You don't even care
whether he got the child drunk or not.
- 304. What does that have to do with me?
With the gendarmes, yes.
- 305. The father should press charges.
- 306. A father? You call that a father?
- 307. Your mother died today,
so I can't bear to question you,
- 308. but come back tomorrow.
I'll give you 10 francs for it.
- 309. You only need answer me if you want to.
- 310. Mr Arséne is my lover. Ask him, he'll tell you.
- 311. Mouchette!
- 312. What's wrong with you?
Are you feeling OK?
- 313. I need to go home.
- 314. Your poor mother...
I bet you don't have a sheet to bury her in.
- 315. Before our Lord, we used to embalm them
with perfume and herbs.
- 316. Around here,
we don't even wash them any more.
- 317. The vicar says the dead are in heaven.
- 318. I don't want to contradict him,
but I have my own ideas.
- 319. We used to love the dead.
- 320. They were gods.
That's what religion should be.
- 321. You'll find a few dresses in here
that you can wear.
- 322. I've known you for a while, you know.
- 323. Do you remember, I gave you a green apple?
- 324. It should fit you.
- 325. I will keep vigil over your mother.
- 326. I'll take this nice sheet.
- 327. I love the dead. I understand them well.
- 328. When I was your age, I was scared of them.
- 329. Now I talk to them, and they answer me.
- 330. With a whisper, a slight breeze.
- 331. Have you ever thought about death,
- 332. Are you asleep?
- 333. Your heart is asleep. Try not to awaken it
too quickly, you have time.
- 334. Listen, you old bag.
- 335. I only want to help you. You are evil.
- 336. You probably don't understand.
You have evil in your eyes.