- 1. Have merCy on us all.
- 2. With Mary, the Virgin Mother of God...
- 3. the apostles, the saints
who've known Your friendships...
- 4. may we share eternal life...
- 5. and glorify You
through Your son Jesus Christ.
- 6. Through Him, with Him, in Him...
- 7. in the unity of the Holy Spirit...
- 8. all glory and honour
are Yours forever and ever.
- 9. Let us pray.
- 10. Taught by our Saviour's Command,
we dare to say:
- 11. Our Father who art in heaven...
- 12. Deliver us, Lord, from all evil...
- 13. past, present and future.
- 14. By the interCession of Mary,
the blessed Mother of God...
- 15. the apostles Peter and Paul,
Andrew and all the saints...
- 16. grant peaCe in our time.
- 17. That through Your merCy...
- 18. we may be free from sin...
- 19. and safe from every diffiCulty.
- 20. Through Jesus Christ,
Your son, our Lord...
- 21. who lives and reigns with You
in the Holy Spirit's unity...
- 22. God, forever and ever.
- 23. The peaCe of the Lord
be always with you.
- 24. Lamb of God...
- 25. who takes away the sins of the world,
have merCy on us.
- 26. Behold He who takes away
the sins of the world.
- 27. Lord, I am not worthy
that You should Come under my roof.
- 28. Say but the word
and my soul will be healed.
- 29. 6:30!
- 30. I was going around a Curve.
- 31. The speed limit was 40 mph.
- 32. We were well over 100.
- 33. I don't know how...
- 34. but we still made it.
- 35. See what you're up against?
- 36. Where do you live?
- 37. In the Chanturgue hills.
- 38. I built a small house there.
- 39. - In the vineyards?
- Yes, over Chanturgue.
- 40. And where are you living?
- 41. We're almost neighbours.
- 42. I'm on the northwest side.
- 43. It's just a small flat...
- 44. very quiet.
The City was impossible.
- 45. And you?
- 46. In Ceyrat.
- 47. Isn't that a little far?
- 48. Not really.
- 49. Ceyrat is all right.
- 50. You'll have iCy roads.
- 51. We haven't yet.
- 52. But I'm staying at a friend's plaCe
at the moment.
- 53. On that Monday, December 21st...
- 54. I suddenly knew...
- 55. Francoise would be my wife.
- 56. Even this will naturally make you believe
and deaden your acuteness.
- 57. "But this is what I am afraid of."
- 58. You're staying for Christmas?
- 59. Yes. I'll see my family
on New Year's Day.
- 60. Let's go skiing, there'll be snow.
- 61. - It never snows at Christmas.
- My friends went skiing.
- 62. I was joking.
I've just Come from Canada.
- 63. In Protestant Countries,
Christmas is important.
- 64. People stay home.
They don't even know if it's snowing.
- 65. - Are you Protestant?
- Yes, and you?
- 66. I'm CatholiC. My family was.
- 67. - Vidal, you're here!
- Yes, and you?
- 68. - Let's get together one day.
- How about now?
- 69. - Happy Christmas.
- You too.
- 70. - Are you at the University?
- I'm teaChing philosophy.
- 71. What are you doing?
- 72. I'm working for MiChelin.
- 73. Before that,
I was in South AmeriCa.
- 74. How Come we didn't meet sooner?
- 75. Usually, after work,
I go straight home.
- 76. Sometimes I eat out,
but I prefer to Cook.
- 77. I used to see too many people.
- 78. - Now I like being alone.
- I Can leave!
- 79. No. I'm just tired
of meeting new faCes.
- 80. They're not worse here
than anywhere else.
- 81. I like ChanCe meetings.
- 82. Are you married?
- 83. - And you?
- No, I'm not in any hurry.
- 84. A provinCial baChelor's life
isn't muCh fun.
- 85. - What are you doing tonight?
- 86. - Let's have dinner.
- I'm going to the Kogan ConCert.
- 87. Come along.
The friend I invited Can't make it.
- 88. I'm not in the mood
for musiC tonight.
- 89. There'll be the Cream of Clermont,
and pretty girls.
- 90. Some of your students?
- 91. We've pretty girls here,
but they're not seen often.
- 92. I'm sure you'll be a big suCCess.
- 93. I never was.
- 94. I'll go, just to prove you're wrong.
- 95. Do you Come here often?
- 96. Almost never. And you?
- 97. It's my first time.
- 98. And yet this is where we meet.
- 99. On the Contrary, it's normal.
- 100. Our paths don't ordinarily Cross.
- 101. Meeting is a question
of mathematiCal probability.
- 102. Right now, I'm hung up on maths.
- 103. I'd like to determine the probability.
- 104. - Think it's possible?
- It's a problem to be solved.
- 105. But first, the faCts must be known.
- 106. SuCh as: Where that person
lives and works.
- 107. Otherwise, it's inCalCulable.
- 108. Are you interested in maths?
- 109. A philosopher must be.
- 110. It's neCessary for linguistiCs.
- 111. PasCal's triangle refers
to his theory of the wager.
- 112. And that's what makes PasCal modern.
- 113. The mathematiCian
and the metaphysiCian are one.
- 114. - Ah, PasCal...
- You're surprised?
- 115. It's funny, I'm reading him now.
- 116. I'm disappointed.
- 117. What do you mean?
- 118. I don't know...
- 119. Sometimes I think
I know PasCal by heart.
- 120. But he doesn't do anything for me.
- 121. And I find him empty.
- 122. I'm CatholiC.
At least, I try to be.
- 123. But he doesn't fit into my religion.
- 124. As a Christian, I fight his rigidity.
- 125. If this is Christianity,
I'm an atheist.
- 126. Still a Marxist?
- 127. For a Communist,
PasCal's wager makes sense.
- 128. I'm not sure
if History has any meaning.
- 129. But I bet on its signifiCanCe
and am on PasCal's side.
- 130. Hypothesis A:
PolitiCal aCtion is meaningless.
- 131. Hypothesis B:
History has a meaning.
- 132. I'm not sure...
- 133. if B is more true than A.
- 134. It might even be less true.
- 135. Let's say B has a 10% chance...
- 136. and A, 90%.
- 137. However,
- 138. I'd still bet on B,
- 139. because it is the only one -
that History has meaning -
- 140. it is the only one
that justifies my life.
- 141. Suppose I bet on A...
- 142. and it wasn't true.
- 143. Then my life would be lost.
- 144. So I must choose B.
- 145. Despite the 90% chance
that I'm wrong - it doesn't matter.
- 146. It's called
the "mathematical expectation".
- 147. Gain multiplied by probability.
- 148. In the case of your hypothesis B,
- 149. the probability may be slim,
but the gain is infinite.
- 150. Your life has meaning,
and Pascal has eternal salvation.
- 151. Gorki or Lenin...
or maybe Majakovski...
- 152. said after the Russian Revolution...
- 153. that circumstances forced them...
- 154. to take one chance in a thousand.
- 155. Even with those odds...
- 156. it was worth it.
- 157. Let's meet tomorrow.
- 158. It's Christmas Eve.
- 159. Come with me to Midnight Mass.
- 160. Why not?
- 161. I was planning to visit a girlfriend.
- 162. But she has family problems.
- 163. It's up to you.
- 164. I won't see her before 12,
because of her child.
- 165. She's divorced.
- 166. We'll see her after Mass.
- 167. The happiness I wish you...
- 168. during this Christmas Mass...
- 169. which we celebrate together...
- 170. is profound and new.
- 171. It doesn't come
from childhood memories...
- 172. or from pious Christian habits...
- 173. for it is a living joy,
a joy of today.
- 174. This birth we rejoice in...
- 175. is not only Jesus' birth,
but ours as well.
- 176. Something new
must be born in us tonight.
- 177. Each of us is asked...
- 178. to believe in a fresh joy.
- 179. For tonight
- 180. we must pledge ourselves
in a new Hope.
- 181. It's impossible, her ex-husband was there.
They had money problems to settle.
- 182. She's exhausted.
But come tomorrow.
- 183. - No, I don't know her.
- You'll meet her.
- 184. She's a remarkable woman.
- 185. You'll be glad
to know each other.
- 186. That remains to be seen.
- 187. Since her divorce,
she doesn't go out much.
- 188. She feels a little uneasy.
- 189. She's a doctor, a paediatrician.
- 190. Her husband is a doctor too.
- 191. He was a professor here.
- 192. I didn't know him very well.
- 193. She is...
- 194. a beautiful woman.
- 195. Marry her!
- 196. Our relationship...
- 197. has taken a different course.
- 198. But we're still the best of friends.
- 199. I'd like you to come,
because otherwise we'd make love.
- 200. Then I won't come.
- 201. We'd do it out of boredom.
- 202. It isn't good for either of us.
You know me, I'm a puritan.
- 203. More than I?
- 204. A lot more!
- 205. Such warmth!
You're looking well.
- 206. It's been a long time.
- 207. A week! Do sit down.
- 208. So you haven't seen
each other for 15 years?
- 209. - Let's say 14.
- And you recognized each other?
- 210. You haven't changed a bit.
- 211. Nor have you.
- 212. You look like two teenagers.
- 213. A criticism... or a compliment?
- 214. Neither. It's a fact.
- 215. Yet we've led quite different lives.
- 216. He's had many adventures.
- 217. Tell me!
- 218. No, I mean,
I lived a long time overseas.
- 219. In the jungle?
- 220. No, very bourgeois towns.
- 221. Vancouver and Valparaiso.
- 222. Even Valparaiso?
- 223. In my circle,
the people were bourgeois.
- 224. Just like in Lyon or Marseille.
- 225. Or here.
- 226. You're always condemned
to the provinces.
- 227. Well, I prefer them anyway.
- 228. You want to leave Clermont?
- 229. It's not the city,
but the people.
- 230. I'm tired of the same faces.
- 231. Even mine?
- 232. I've decided to leave.
If you love me, follow me.
- 233. - And what if I did?
- That would be a nuisance!
- 234. What a way
for a professor to behave!
- 235. Let's be serious.
- 236. - Have you had a good Christmas?
- 237. My daughter was delighted.
She had so many presents!
- 238. What did you do?
- 239. I went to Midnight Mass.
- 240. Soon you'll be giving masses.
- 241. He dragged me along.
- 242. Not really.
- 243. I wanted to go.
- 244. Are you Catholic?
- 245. A practising Catholic?
- 246. Well... yes.
- 247. He doesn't look it.
- 248. - I can see you as a boy scout.
- I was never a boy scout.
- 249. I used to be a choir boy.
- 250. I'm sure you'll be a priest.
- 251. Well, you both stink of holy water.
- 252. - Have a drink?
- No, thanks.
- 253. - Really?
- No, really.
- 254. - You?
- A little scotch.
- 255. I've never been baptised.
- 256. She comes
from an old radical family.
- 257. Their non-religion
was a religion.
- 258. I prefer it to the others.
- 259. If my parents had been Catholic,
perhaps I'd have changed like you.
- 260. One can be faithful to nothing.
- 261. It's not nothing,
but another way of facing life.
- 262. And it's often very strict...
- 263. but without hypocrisy.
- 264. We've heard that before.
- 265. Don't be a know-it-all.
- 266. Girls like you
would make me a papist.
- 267. - I don't like people without problems.
- You're not normal.
- 268. - See a psychoanalyst.
- 269. I have problems, real ones.
- 270. I understand atheists,
I'm one myself.
- 271. What's fascinating about Christianity
are the contradictions.
- 272. - I'm not interested in dialectics.
- Pascal's strength. You've read him?
- 273. "Man is a thinking reed..."
- 274. "The two infinites..."
- 275. - "Cleopatra's nose."
- He isn't my favourite writer.
- 276. It's two against one.
- 277. Why? Haven't you read Pascal?
- 278. I've read him.
- 279. Pascal is his bad conscience.
- 280. He criticizes false Christians. Him!
- 281. - Really?
- He's the living image of Jesuitism.
- 282. Let him defend himself.
- 283. Pascal's conception of Christianity...
- 284. is very particular.
Condemned by the Church.
- 285. Not the "Pensees".
- 286. Jansenism was.
And Pascal isn't a saint.
- 287. Very good answer.
- 288. Stop talking all the time!
- 289. You were saying?
- 290. Forget it.
- 291. I think there's another view
- 292. In terms of science,
I respect Pascal.
- 293. But I don't agree
when he condemns science.
- 294. - He didn't.
- At the end of his life.
- 295. Not really.
- 296. That's not what I mean.
- 297. For instance, now we're eating.
- 298. But we don't think
about what we eat.
- 299. We even forget
this excellent wine.
- 300. Only the best families
drink it here.
- 301. - The best Catholic, masonic families.
- 302. Pascal, born here,
surely drank this wine.
- 303. I don't mind that he abstained.
- 304. It's all right to observe Lent.
- 305. I'm against its suppression.
- 306. Only Pascal wasn't aware
of this wine.
- 307. His diet was only for good things.
- 308. He never remembered what he ate.
- 309. His sister wrote about it.
- 310. He never said: "This is good."
- 311. Well, I say: This is good.
- 312. It's evil not to admit what is good.
I say this as a Christian.
- 313. Your argument is pretty thin.
- 314. No, it's very important.
- 315. Another thing shocks me
- 316. He said that marriage...
- 317. is the lowest state of Christianity.
- 318. I find it rather low...
- 319. but my reasons are different.
- 320. Pascal was right.
- 321. You might want to marry.
So might I.
- 322. But marriage is below priesthood,
as a sacrament.
- 323. Recently, at Mass, I thought about that.
There was a girl in front of me.
- 324. I should go to Church to find girls.
- 325. They're surely prettier
than your Party's.
- 326. Out comes
your petty bourgeoisie.
- 327. I'm that all right.
- 328. So, that pretty girl?
- 329. I never said she was pretty.
- 330. Well, she was. Well, quite!
- 331. Not a girl - a young woman,
with her husband.
- 332. Or her lover.
- 333. - They had wedding rings.
- You took a good look.
- 334. It's hard to make you understand...
- 335. - You're laughing at me!
- Not at all.
- 336. It's very good
to be obsessed with marriage.
- 337. Especially at your age.
- 338. That Christian couple was sublime.
- 339. You mean
religion adds a lot to women.
- 340. There's nothing wrong with that.
- 341. Religion adds to love,
and love to religion.
- 342. What are you doing here?
- 343. Come here.
- 344. This is Marie.
- 345. - What do you want?
- I want to see the tree lights.
- 346. Now?
- 347. Give me a kiss.
- 348. See?
- 349. Is it pretty?
- 350. Is that enough?
- 351. Are you happy?
- 352. Now to bed. Come on, honey.
- 353. 'Night, everyone.
- 354. 'Night, Marie.
- 355. There must be a copy
of Pascal here.
- 356. Even in a masonic home.
- 357. What did I tell you?
- 358. Is there...
- 359. a precise reference to maths...
- 360. in the story of the wager?
- 361. "Wherever there are no infinite
chances of loss against gain...
- 362. "no hesitation, you must give all.
- 363. "Forced to play, one must forego reason
to preserve one's life."
- 364. That's the "expectation".
- 365. To Pascal, it's always infinite.
- 366. Unless his life's probability is nil.
- 367. Multiplied by zero,
infinite equals zero.
- 368. The argument is worthless
for the non-believer.
- 369. But if you've some belief,
it's infinite again.
- 370. Then you must bet.
- 371. If I think there's a chance,
and the gain infinite.
- 372. That's what you believe?
- 373. Yet you take no chance,
you renounce nothing.
- 374. There are things I give up.
- 375. Not the wine.
- 376. It's not at stake, why give it up?
- 377. What I don't like in the Wager...
- 378. is that it's like a lottery.
- 379. We have to choose
between finite and infinite.
- 380. It's not a choice
of wine versus God.
- 381. And with girls?
- 382. Maybe with them.
But as for marriage...
- 383. that's another thing.
- 384. - Still chasing girls?
- 385. - You used to.
- I never did.
- 386. When I met him, he was
a great ladies' man. A professional.
- 387. We were 10 years old.
- 388. We didn't meet again
- 389. - You're talking nonsense.
- What about Marie-Helene?
- 390. What a memory!
What's become of her?
- 391. Went into a convent.
- 392. Who's Marie-Helene?
- 393. A friend of mine.
- 394. His mistress, to be exact.
- 395. Is that true?
- 396. I've had "mistresses", as he says.
- 397. There were several?
- 398. I won't tell you my life story.
- 399. I'm 34
and have known a lot of girls.
- 400. I don't claim to be perfect.
- 401. And it doesn't prove anything.
- 402. I'm not trying to.
- 403. My behaviour shocks you, I know.
- 404. I've loved girls
I planned to marry.
- 405. I never slept with any
for the hell of it.
- 406. Not for moral reasons.
I'm just not interested.
- 407. Suppose you met a charming girl...
- 408. and knew you wouldn't see her again.
- 409. Some temptations
are difficult to resist.
- 410. Fate has always kept me
from such situations.
- 411. I never had luck
with brief encounters.
- 412. Incredible bad luck!
- 413. I'm not the lucky type, but I did.
- 414. Once in Italy with a Swedish girl...
- 415. another time in Poland
with an English girl.
- 416. Those two nights
are my best memories.
- 417. I'm all for love affairs
on convention trips.
- 418. There's no sticky bourgeois morality.
- 419. I'm against that.
- 420. But as it has never happened to me...
- 421. Well, it could.
- 422. If it happens, you won't resist?
- 423. I meant in the old days.
- 424. You make me think
of forgotten things.
- 425. What's past is past.
- 426. But if a woman
as lovely as Maud...
- 427. and eager to please,
made you understand...
- 428. You're not funny.
- 429. Let me finish. If Maud...
- 430. He's drunk. The Chanturgue wine.
- 431. Answer anyway.
- 432. In the past, yes. Not now.
- 433. Why not?
- 434. I've been converted.
- 435. Conversion is a reality.
- 436. I may be indiscreet,
but my intuition is good.
- 437. I'm suspicious of this conversion.
- 438. There's something strange about him.
- 439. He seems to be day-dreaming.
- 440. As if thinking of someone...
- 441. Not something. Someone.
- 442. He must be in love.
- 443. That's news to me.
- 444. - Is she blonde or brunette?
- He prefers blondes.
- 445. Tell me, don't be afraid.
- 446. I said no.
- 447. In return, I'll tell you
my life story.
- 448. That would take too long.
- 449. We'll have several sessions.
- 450. I don't love anyone. Period.
- 451. She lives here?
- 452. He says no. So there is a girl!
- 453. There isn't!
- 454. Even if there were,
I wouldn't tell you anyway.
- 455. We're mean, aren't we?
- 456. No. It amuses me
more than you think.
- 457. Stop drinking.
I don't want to drive you home.
- 458. You wouldn't have to. He would.
- 459. I've a proposal to make.
- 460. Since I've been tired,
the doctor ordered rest.
- 461. - Are you the doctor?
- 462. But I'm not throwing you out.
- 463. I'm not sleepy yet.
I like bedside company.
- 464. In the bed?
- 465. Not you, anyway.
- 466. You'll see, it'll be like a "salon".
- 467. That's why I sleep
in the living-room.
- 468. Anyway, I'm tired.
- 469. Don't leave me now.
- 470. - Let's go, she wants to sleep.
- No way! It's her little number.
- 471. You'll see. She's up to something.
- 472. - Such as?
- You'll see.
- 473. Stay.
- 474. You're drunk.
When she comes back, I'll go.
- 475. I'm not quite
the Marquise de Rambouillet!
- 476. - You just want to show your legs.
- 477. My only means of seduction.
- 478. Not the only means, but the best.
- 479. At times, I feel
- 480. But I only show what's decent.
- 481. You're going to fall flat on your face.
- 482. - Is this a sailor's jersey?
- Yes, a real one.
- 483. It keeps you warm.
- 484. But I sleep in the nude.
- 485. I hate being...
- 486. strangled by night-gowns.
- 487. If you've trouble sleeping,
- 488. I'm against them.
- 489. They're for emergencies only.
Move over, let me stretch my legs.
- 490. I love feeling your toes
under the blanket. Does that feel better?
- 491. Sit down.
- 492. - What were we talking about?
- 493. - His girls.
- Yes, he was going to tell us.
- 494. No, you were.
- 495. - You really shock me.
- He's saying awful things about me.
- 496. - Say that I'm lying.
- No, but...
- 497. A true Christian
remains chaste until marriage.
- 498. I'm not a perfect example.
- 499. Between words and deeds...
- 500. I know boys
who never slept with girls.
- 501. - Bald hunchbacks...
- Not necessarily.
- 502. I'm not a perfect example.
Enough of the past.
- 503. - I'm not proud of...
- Don't get angry.
- 504. Actually, I like you.
- 505. I like your frankness.
- 506. It only goes up to a point.
- 507. Is it true I shocked you?
- 508. I'm sorry if I did.
- 509. My Christianity
and my affairs are different.
- 510. They conflict.
- 511. Yet they live within you.
- 512. Fighting all the time...
- 513. Now I may surprise you again...
- 514. but chasing girls
doesn't remove you from God...
- 515. any more than mathematics.
- 516. Pascal condemned
not only good food...
- 517. but, at the end of his life,
- 518. Actually, I'm a lot more... No...
- 519. You're more "Pascalian" than I.
- 520. Maybe, after all.
- 521. Maths distracts from God.
- 522. It's an intellectual
- 523. like anything else, only worse.
- 524. Why worse?
- 525. Because... it's abstract, inhuman.
- 526. Whereas women...
- 527. I want to write
about Pascal and women.
- 528. He was very interested in them.
- 529. Though we don't know
if his Discourse on Love...
- 530. - Open the window, it's smoky.
- 531. Or even if he knew women...
- 532. in the biblical sense...
- 533. though I find the expression crap.
- 534. "The biblical sense..."
- 535. It's snowing.
- 536. It looks phony.
- 537. I don't like snow.
- 538. It looks artificial. It's kids' stuff.
- 539. I hate everything about childhood.
- 540. You've a distorted mind.
- 541. Go to bed, you'll catch cold.
- 542. Go to bed yourself, you brute!
- 543. It's late, I'm going.
- 544. - Where do you live?
- At Ceyrat. But I've a car.
- 545. You'll have an accident.
- 546. I'm not afraid of a little snow.
- 547. It's dangerous when it's falling.
A friend got killed that way.
- 548. I've never forgotten.
- 549. You could sleep in the other room.
- 550. Say yes, or I'd worry.
- 551. I left a window open.
- 552. It'll be snowing in my rooms.
- 553. - I'll come with you.
- Why don't you stay?
- 554. Bye, Maud.
- 555. - I'll phone you.
- Don't forget tomorrow.
- 556. - That's right. What time?
- 557. What about Marie?
- 558. She'll be with her father.
You'll come too?
- 559. What's happening?
- 560. An outing with friends to the mountains.
We'll eat at an inn.
- 561. With snow, it'll be more fun.
- 562. Honestly, I'm used to this kind
of weather. I'll be safe.
- 563. This wet snow is very bad.
- 564. I'll let you sleep.
- 565. Stay a while. Please.
- 566. You really want me to?
- 567. All right, leave... go home!
- 568. I'm sorry.
- 569. I was...
- 570. Don't be mad.
- 571. I was trying to be polite.
- 572. Yes, well...
- 573. Don't overdo it.
- 574. When I say yes, it's yes.
And no, it's no.
- 575. If you want you to go, go!
- 576. You said "go"!
- 577. I'll stay but a second.
- 578. You shock me terribly.
- 579. You've already said so.
- 580. I disapprove of you completely.
- 581. Religion leaves me cold.
- 582. I'm not for or against it but...
- 583. people like you
keep me away from it.
- 584. You're worried about respectability.
- 585. Staying in a girl's room
after midnight is awful.
- 586. You could be nice to me...
- 587. since I feel lonely.
- 588. And be a little more informal...
- 589. though we might not meet again.
- 590. But you would never think of that.
- 591. I find that...
- 592. stupid and not very Christian.
- 593. Religion has nothing to do with it.
- 594. I just thought you might be tired.
- 595. You still think so?
- 596. Not anymore.
- 597. What troubles me
the most about you is...
- 598. you're side-stepping.
You don't face your responsibilities.
- 599. You're ashamed of being a Christian.
And ashamed of being a Don Juan!
- 600. That's not true.
- 601. I've loved.
- 602. Two or three girls,
maybe three or four.
- 603. They were serious affairs.
- 604. I wasn't madly in love.
- 605. No, I take that back.
- 606. They loved me too.
- 607. - I'm not bragging!
- No false modesty.
- 608. For me, love must be shared.
- 609. Some people are meant for each other.
- 610. I guess they weren't right for me.
- 611. Did you break off?
- 612. No. Nor they. Circumstances.
- 613. You should've overcome them.
- 614. Impossible.
- 615. I know, it's feasible.
- 616. But it'd have been foolish.
- 617. It was impossible.
- 618. It was better that way.
- 619. Do you see?
- 620. I understand.
- 621. Very human,
but not very Christian.
- 622. Christian or not,
it doesn't matter.
- 623. Let's drop religious talk.
- 624. Girls brought a lot to me, morally.
- 625. - That sounds...
- A little vulgar.
- 626. Each time I've known a girl...
- 627. It's different each time.
One can't generalize.
- 628. I've discovered a new moral problem...
- 629. I didn't have to face before.
- 630. The experience was beneficial.
- 631. It shook me from moral lethargy.
- 632. You could take
a purely moral standpoint.
- 633. Yes, but...
- 634. The moral aspect only existed...
- 635. I know, one can do anything...
- 636. but let's face it, you can't separate
the physical and moral aspects.
- 637. Maybe it was a trick of the devil.
- 638. If so, I was caught.
- 639. Yes, in a way.
- 640. If I hadn't, I'd be a saint.
- 641. - You don't want to be a saint?
- Not at all.
- 642. Oh, really!
- 643. I thought every Christian
wanted to be a saint.
- 644. It's not that I don't want to -
- 645. What about grace?
- 646. With grace, I might have a chance.
- 647. Right or wrong...
- 648. as not everyone can be a saint...
- 649. we need people who aren't,
and I'm one of them...
- 650. with my personality,
and my limitations.
- 651. But in my mediocrity...
- 652. my middle-of-the-road tepidness
that God despises...
- 653. I could achieve
a certain completeness...
- 654. a righteousness...
- 655. as the Scriptures describe it.
- 656. I'm in a century
accepted by religion.
- 657. I'm not at all a Jansenist.
- 658. - I never thought you were.
- Vidal did.
- 659. - He talks nonsense.
- He was putting me on.
- 660. He was smashed.
- 661. - I'd never seen him like that.
- May I have a cigarette?
- 662. Do you know him well?
- 663. We hadn't seen each other
for 14 years.
- 664. But we were great pals at school,
- 665. You weren't very nice tonight.
- 666. Not nice?
- 667. I, too, am unkind.
- 668. Very unkind.
- 669. He won't sleep tonight,
thinking of us together.
- 670. - He wanted to leave.
- That was for show.
- 671. You're a little naive.
- 672. Didn't he tell you he loves me?
- 673. No, but he said he admires you.
- 674. And that you were a good friend.
- 675. He's very discreet.
A fine person.
- 676. But he lacks humour.
In his life, I mean.
- 677. I know I hurt him...
but I can't help it.
- 678. He's not my type.
- 679. I was silly enough
to go to bed with him once.
- 680. I'm very particular about men.
- 681. It's not just a question of looks.
- 682. He's smart enough to understand that.
- 683. I know why he brought you here.
- 684. To test me? No.
- 685. But to have an excuse perhaps
to despise me...
- 686. to hate me.
- 687. He likes to create tensions.
- 688. Where were we?
- 689. Sure you don't want to sleep?
- 690. Not at all.
- 691. And you?
- 692. You really don't?
- 693. If I wanted to sleep, I'd tell you.
- 694. It's been a long time
since I talked like this.
- 695. It does me good.
- 696. But you seem...
- 697. very complicated.
- 698. I thought a Christian...
- 699. was judged by his actions.
- 700. You don't seem to worry about them.
- 701. But I do. Very much.
- 702. What counts for me
is not one act...
- 703. but life in its entirety.
- 704. Life is a unit.
- 705. What I mean is...
I've never had to ask myself...
- 706. if I should sleep
with a girl or not.
- 707. My life has a certain pattern.
- 708. May I have a glass of water?
- 709. What I don't like about the Church...
- 710. - and it's now changing -
- 711. is accounting...
- 712. for one's sins and good deeds.
- 713. What's important
is purity of the heart.
- 714. When you're really in love with one girl,
you don't want to sleep with another.
- 715. - Why are you laughing?
- No reason.
- 716. - So it's true?
- 717. - You're in love?
- In love? With whom?
- 718. I don't know. The "blonde".
- 719. - Have you found her?
- I already told you no.
- 720. Don't deny it.
You want to get married?
- 721. - Sure. Everyone does.
- But more? Confess!
- 722. Why do you want to marry me off?
- 723. Maybe I'm a marriage-broker.
- 724. I shun them!
- 725. How will you manage, then?
- 726. I don't know.
- 727. I'll advertise.
- 728. "... handsome, with car,
seeks blonde, practising Catholic."
- 729. That's an idea.
Many people get married that way.
- 730. - I'm joking, there's no hurry.
- You want to play around.
- 731. Absolutely not.
- 732. So if you find the right girl...
- 733. you marry right away
and remain faithful.
- 734. Absolutely.
- 735. - You'd really be faithful?
- Of course.
- 736. - And if she wasn't?
- If she loved me, she would be.
- 737. - Love isn't eternal.
- In my view, it is.
- 738. I can't understand infidelity.
- 739. It's a question of self-respect.
I can't go changing my mind.
- 740. I would love my wife for ever.
- 741. - If I didn't, I'd hate myself.
- You're so worried about self-respect.
- 742. - Nothing wrong with that.
- You're obsessed with it.
- 743. You don't believe in divorce?
- 744. So I'm condemned to hell.
- 745. No, you are not Catholic.
- 746. And I respect all religions.
- 747. My beliefs are personal.
- 748. Don't take offence.
- 749. I didn't.
- 750. Why did you get divorced?
- 751. I don't know.
- 752. No, I know very well.
We couldn't get along.
- 753. We realized it very quickly.
A conflict of temperaments.
- 754. Couldn't you have
worked something out?
- 755. My husband was a fine man.
- 756. I'll always regard him very highly.
- 757. But he got on my nerves so much.
- 758. In what way? A little like me?
- 759. Not at all!
- 760. You don't get on my nerves.
- 761. I'd never dream of marrying you.
- 762. Even in my wild youth.
- 763. But you had a daughter together.
- 764. It's bad for a child
when parents don't get on.
- 765. There was something else.
- 766. You really want to hear
my life story?
- 767. I had a lover.
- 768. And my husband, a mistress.
- 769. She was a little like you.
- 770. Very moral, Catholic...
- 771. not a hypocrite... a sincere believer.
- 772. But I hated her so much!
- 773. She was crazy about him.
- 774. He's a guy that drives girls crazy.
- 775. I was crazy myself.
- 776. I made him break with her.
That was my one good deed.
- 777. She probably wouldn't have married him.
- 778. That's why I laughed
when you talked about special situations.
- 779. It was the same for her.
- 780. And your lover?
- 781. Well, now...
- 782. It proves that I'm unlucky.
- 783. I never succeed at anything good.
- 784. I'm sure he was the man of my life.
- 785. Someone...
- 786. who liked me.
- 787. I liked everything about him.
- 788. He was a brilliant doctor...
- 789. and wonderful fun to be with.
- 790. I've never known anyone...
- 791. who I enjoyed being with so much.
- 792. He's dead. Killed in a car crash.
- 793. His car skidded on an icy road.
- 794. That's fate.
- 795. Is it still snowing?
- 796. That's all in the past.
- 797. What's done is done.
- 798. It was a year ago.
- 799. Don't let it worry you.
- 800. I'm sorry if I talked lightly.
- 801. I see everything
from my petty point of view.
- 802. It interests me.
- 803. Otherwise, I'd have said goodnight.
- 804. It's late. Where's my room?
- 805. Nowhere.
- 806. No other rooms?
- 807. Yes. There's the office,
my daughter's room...
- 808. and the maid's.
Spanish and prudish.
- 809. Did Vidal know this?
- 810. Of course.
That's why he left in a huff.
- 811. Don't be childish.
Come lie next to me.
- 812. On the blankets. Or under.
- 813. If I'm not too ugly.
- 814. I'll take the armchair.
- 815. You'll have a cramp.
- 816. Are you scared?
- 817. Of yourself? Of me?
- 818. I swear I won't touch you.
- 819. I thought you had self-control.
- 820. May I have this blanket?
- 821. Turn off the lights, please.
- 822. You'll be cold.
- 823. I'll see.
- 824. Goodnight.
- 825. I like people
who know what they want.
- 826. - Leaving without saying goodbye?
- Just getting my coat.
- 827. Stay here, you'd get cold.
- 828. Coming this afternoon?
- 829. Come, or Vidal will talk.
- 830. You want me to?
- 831. We won't be alone.
- 832. There'll be a girl you may like.
- 833. So I'll see you at noon?
- 834. All right, I'll try.
- 835. Goodbye.
- 836. A coffee, please.
- 837. Did I wake you?
- 838. Want to go skiing?
- 839. I'm leaving in half an hour.
- 840. I'm meeting...
- 841. Excuse me.
- 842. I ought to find an excuse,
but it's stupid...
- 843. How can I get to know you?
- 844. You seem to know!
- 845. Running after girls
is against my principles.
- 846. It's bad not to stick to them.
- 847. Sometimes I don't. And you?
- 848. - When I don't, I'm sorry.
- Not me.
- 849. But when I don't stick to my principles,
it's worth it.
- 850. I've no principles about...
- 851. Meeting someone?
- 852. It's silly to pass up
opportunities for principles.
- 853. How do you know it's worth it?
- 854. We'll see.
- 855. I don't think
you count on chance.
- 856. But I do.
It's the story of my life.
- 857. I'm not sure about that.
- 858. Isn't that dangerous
in this weather?
- 859. I just use it in town.
I go home by bus.
- 860. Where do you live?
- 861. Just above Ceyrat.
- 862. When can I see you again?
- 863. - Whenever we meet.
- But we don't.
- 864. Yes, we do.
- 865. Tomorrow?
- 866. You weren't at Mass last Sunday.
- 867. I'll be there tomorrow.
- 868. Then let's have lunch together.
- 869. Perhaps. We'll see.
- 870. Hurry, you'll catch cold.
- 871. We're going.
- 872. Meet you at the car.
- 873. All right.
- 874. Funny, you look like a Russian.
- 875. I hope they'll be here soon.
- 876. Who knows?
- 877. I'm glad you came.
- 878. Or I'd have been all alone.
- 879. - You thought I'd come?
- Why not?
- 880. I almost didn't.
- 881. But I keep my promises.
- 882. - Sorry to be here?
- Not at all.
- 883. I'm having a great time.
- 884. Can't you tell?
- 885. - I like your company.
- You'd prefer the blonde.
- 886. The one with Vidal?
- 887. The lesser of two evils...
- 888. Your lips are cold.
- 889. Yours too. I like it.
- 890. So are your feelings.
- 891. - It's a friendly kiss.
- I wonder.
- 892. You don't believe in my friendship?
- 893. I don't know you.
- 894. We've been together
less than 24 hours...
- 895. yet it seems
I've known you forever.
- 896. Don't you?
- 897. We confided in each other very quickly.
- 898. I can't stop talking.
- 899. I need to open up.
- 900. Get married.
- 901. Who with?
- 902. Your blonde.
- 903. - She doesn't exist.
- 904. What if I married you?
Do you want to?
- 905. I don't qualify.
- 906. - How's that?
- I'm not blonde or Catholic.
- 907. - Who said blonde?
- Vidal, I think.
- 908. He knows nothing.
- 909. She must be Catholic.
- 910. - Oh, yes!
- I told you so.
- 911. - I'll convert you.
- You'd have a hard time with me.
- 912. So it's yes?
- 913. Look at us together.
- 914. We make a perfect couple.
- 915. Why not? You're as good as Vidal.
- 916. But you won't marry him...
- 917. God forbid!
Though I often play the fool.
- 918. He accepts the situation?
- 919. He has to.
He acted silly last night.
- 920. Threw you into my arms
to defend himself.
- 921. I'm not in your arms!
- 922. Anyway, you cured him.
You did a good deed.
- 923. So you have a clear conscience.
- 924. It always is.
- 925. There we are!
- 926. - Let's have a drink.
- Not now.
- 927. It's the maid's day off.
I must get back.
- 928. Want to go to the market?
We could have dinner.
- 929. Yes, until 10.
- 930. 9:30. I need my sleep.
- 931. - I'll call you.
- See you soon.
- 932. How about a drink?
- 933. It's good to hear from you.
- 934. You're leaving tonight?
- 935. Some of your things are still here.
- 936. Maybe somebody can use them.
- 937. Know who that was?
- 938. My husband.
- 939. He's found an office
for me in Toulouse.
- 940. It sounds interesting.
- 941. You knew I was leaving here?
- 942. Yes, you said. When are you going?
- 943. Very soon. Perhaps a month.
- 944. Isn't he helpful?
- 945. Your husband?
- 946. My ex-husband.
- 947. He's a fine man.
- 948. Too bad we couldn't get along...
- 949. He was here to see our daughter.
- 950. Has he remarried?
- 951. - Why do you ask?
- No reason.
- 952. So you're leaving me behind?
- 953. Know what I think?
- 954. We've been together a whole day.
- 955. It isn't much, but it's a lot.
- 956. Not an entire day.
- 957. You were unfaithful this morning.
- 958. I hate leaving people.
- 959. I'm faithful, even to you.
- 960. If only it were possible...
- 961. to have one true love,
- 962. one would never have to leave.
- 963. Especially if it's platonic.
- 964. Thanks to you,
I'm on my way to holiness.
- 965. Women always raise
my moral standards.
- 966. Even in the brothels
of Vera Cruz?
- 967. I've never been in a brothel there
or in Valparaiso.
- 968. - I meant Valparaiso.
- Got a light?
- 969. Anyway, perhaps
it would've done you good.
- 970. You think so?
- 971. Silly!
- 972. You're not very natural.
- 973. I open my soul to you.
What more do you want?
- 974. I don't like your rules for love.
- 975. I have no rules.
- 976. I said one should love
only one woman.
- 977. No, I'm talking about the way
you calculate and categorize...
- 978. your demand
that your wife be Catholic.
- 979. Not at all.
- 980. It's easier to love someone
with the same beliefs.
- 981. I could marry you,
but there's no love.
- 982. I'm talking about mutual love.
- 983. You'd really marry me?
- 984. Did you have a Church wedding?
- 985. So your marriage is not valid.
- 986. We could even have a grand ceremony.
- 987. I'd be a little embarrassed,
but if it's all right with the Church...
- 988. Your Jesuitism amuses me.
- 989. Then I'm not a Jansenist?
- 990. I don't think so.
- 991. Good. They're sad people.
- 992. Your character is a happy one.
- 993. - But you don't look it.
- With you, I'm very happy.
- 994. - And with others?
- 995. I'm happy,
because I'll never see you again.
- 996. That's a good one!
- 997. With us, there's no future.
And it's the future that's sad.
- 998. I see. Perhaps we'll meet again?
- 999. Perhaps not.
- 1000. Or very little.
- 1001. Do you have a premonition?
- 1002. A simple deduction.
- 1003. Not right away.
- 1004. But I'll be very busy.
- 1005. Affairs of business or the heart?
- 1006. Of the heart.
- 1007. So it is true.
- 1008. I like teasing you.
Anyway, you'll never know.
- 1009. So there is something.
- 1010. If you like to think so.
- 1011. We'll telephone each other?
- 1012. - You ring first.
- All right.
- 1013. We talked about chance!
- 1014. You recognized me?
- 1015. Given 10 chances
out of a hundred...
- 1016. I'd have stopped.
- 1017. Well, it is me!
- 1018. - Going home on that?
- I missed my bus.
- 1019. - I'll take you home.
- No need.
- 1020. This weather's dangerous.
- 1021. Besides, it's on my way.
- 1022. In you get.
- 1023. - What do you study?
- 1024. I also work in a lab.
That's why I didn't go on vacation.
- 1025. You like your work?
- 1026. I didn't see myself as an engineer.
- 1027. And as a doctor?
- 1028. No. That's not for me.
- 1029. - You live way out in the country.
- It's a house rented to students.
- 1030. It's on the right.
- 1031. Careful, the road might be icy.
- 1032. Indeed there is.
- 1033. - We won't make it?
- I think not.
- 1034. What can we do?
- 1035. Don't be afraid.
- 1036. But there's a wall.
- 1037. We're stuck.
- 1038. I can't move.
- 1039. It doesn't matter. We'll walk.
- 1040. You can sleep there.
Everyone's on vacation.
- 1041. I can't move.
- 1042. Coming?
- 1043. - Is it far?
- Just there.
- 1044. Can I leave the car here?
- 1045. Nobody else will be going through.
We'll get help tomorrow.
- 1046. This is where I live.
- 1047. Well, then...
- 1048. - Do you smoke?
- No, but go ahead.
- 1049. I haven't got a light.
- 1050. Would you like some tea?
- 1051. Yes, please.
- 1052. - May I help you?
- There's no need.
- 1053. I don't see what you could do.
- 1054. I'm very good at making tea.
- 1055. - One of my rare talents.
- Go on, then.
- 1056. Pass me the box.
- 1057. Don't put it in yet!
- 1058. I thought it had to boil.
- 1059. It's nice here.
- 1060. I feel at home.
- 1061. I have...
- 1062. a furnished apartment...
- 1063. but I never use the kitchen.
I wonder if I could live here.
- 1064. It's only for students.
- 1065. Boys?
- 1066. And girls.
It's not a boarding school.
- 1067. Then I'll register
at the University next year.
- 1068. Been in Clermont long?
- 1069. 3 months.
I work for Michelin.
- 1070. Before that,
I was in Canada and Chile.
- 1071. But I like it here too.
- 1072. Clermont isn't a bad town.
- 1073. - The place or the people?
- The place.
- 1074. I don't know the people.
- 1075. Are they nice?
- 1076. The ones I know.
- 1077. You see them often?
- 1078. Right now, I'm a bit lonely
due to circumstances.
- 1079. Why?
- 1080. External circumstances.
- 1081. Some friends who left.
It's not interesting.
- 1082. - For you or for me?
- For you.
- 1083. You have colleagues?
- 1084. I don't make friends easily.
- 1085. I think it's silly to be friends
with people because you work with them.
- 1086. Don't you agree?
- 1087. In a certain way, yes, but...
- 1088. Nothing. You're right.
- 1089. Was I wrong to accost you?
- 1090. No, but I could've sent you away.
- 1091. So I'm lucky...
since you didn't.
- 1092. Maybe I should have.
- 1093. I never let anyone accost me before.
- 1094. I never accosted a stranger before.
- 1095. Luckily, I didn't stop to think.
- 1096. The water's boiling.
- 1097. Let me handle it, it's fun.
- 1098. Laughing at me?
- 1099. No, I'm learning.
- 1100. You use so little.
- 1101. - You like it strong?
- Not too strong.
- 1102. You shouldn't use too much.
- 1103. You must let it brew for 7 minutes.
- 1104. That long?
- 1105. It says so on the box.
- 1106. Don't you ever read the instructions?
- 1107. You'll poison yourself one day.
- 1108. You're not bothered
that I always talk about my luck?
- 1109. You don't.
- 1110. Yes, I do.
- 1111. I like to try my chances.
- 1112. But I only succeed
when the cause is good.
- 1113. I'd have no luck breaking the law.
- 1114. So you've no problems of conscience.
- 1115. Very few.
- 1116. And you?
- 1117. It's the opposite with me.
I'm suspicious of good luck.
- 1118. That's a sin against hope.
It's very serious.
- 1119. You believe in grace?
- 1120. Yes, I do, but that's not grace.
- 1121. It's not about material success.
- 1122. I'm not talking
about material things.
- 1123. If we were given grace
just to ease our conscience...
- 1124. if we didn't have to merit it,
if it was just an excuse...
- 1125. - You're very Jansenist.
- Not at all.
- 1126. Unlike you,
I don't believe in predestination.
- 1127. I believe
that we're always free to choose.
- 1128. Even if God helps make the choice.
- 1129. I make choices too.
- 1130. It just so happens
that they're always simple.
- 1131. As I realize afterwards.
- 1132. Sugar?
- 1133. Choices aren't necessarily
- 1134. But sometimes they are.
- 1135. No, you misunderstand.
- 1136. I don't choose for pleasure...
- 1137. but for moral guidance.
- 1138. For instance, I loved a girl.
She didn't love me. Married someone else.
- 1139. But it turned out for the best.
- 1140. If she loved him.
- 1141. It was the best thing for me.
- 1142. Actually, I didn't love her.
The man left his family for her.
- 1143. I had no one to leave.
- 1144. But she knew that even if I had,
I wouldn't have done so.
- 1145. In the end, I was lucky.
- 1146. Because you've principles...
- 1147. more important than your love.
- 1148. She knew you'd made your choice.
- 1149. I didn't choose. She left me.
- 1150. For she knew about your principles.
- 1151. But ifshe had had
a husband and children...
- 1152. and wanted to leave them for you...
- 1153. you'd have had to choose.
- 1154. No, since I was lucky.
- 1155. It's late, I'll show you your room.
- 1156. Of True and False Conversation
- 1157. Come in.
- 1158. I still have no matches.
- 1159. On the mantelpiece.
- 1160. Keep them.
- 1161. Thank you.
- 1162. Goodnight.
- 1163. Excuse me.
- 1164. It's 9:30.
- 1165. Come in.
- 1166. Did you sleep well?
- 1167. It was hard at first.
- 1168. - It's late. You have an appointment.
- 1169. With a girl, at church.
- 1170. Oh, yes, it's Sunday!
- 1171. - I have to see to my car.
- We'll get someone to help us.
- 1172. I must shave and change clothes.
- 1173. You look fine.
- 1174. I've made some tea.
- 1175. A good thing I took you home.
- 1176. Despite your rough night?
- 1177. Do I look that bad?
- 1178. Why are you laughing?
- 1179. No reason.
- 1180. - You're a cheerful type.
- Yes. Aren't you?
- 1181. Not really.
It depends who I'm with.
- 1182. With you, I feel good.
- 1183. Do you know I love you?
- 1184. - Don't say that.
- Why not?
- 1185. You don't know me.
- 1186. I'm never wrong about people.
- 1187. I might disappoint you.
- 1188. Don't say that.
- 1189. Let's go.
- 1190. Christianity is not a morality...
- 1191. It is a way of life...
- 1192. It is an adventure...
- 1193. the most exciting of all...
- 1194. the way to holiness.
- 1195. I am aware...
- 1196. that one must be mad to be a saint...
- 1197. and many canonized saints...
- 1198. feared this involvement...
- 1199. this progress...
- 1200. towards holiness.
- 1201. But beyond our fears...
- 1202. we must have...
- 1203. a deep faith in Jesus Christ...
- 1204. a faith which goes beyond...
- 1205. the wildest hopes of man...
- 1206. a faith that reminds us...
- 1207. that God loves us...
- 1208. And continually...
- 1209. this man, this saint
we're asked to become...
- 1210. this man...
- 1211. is a man who, on the one hand...
- 1212. is dominated by...
- 1213. a certain difficulty with living...
- 1214. living with his human problems...
- 1215. with his passions and weaknesses...
- 1216. but he also wants
to follow Jesus Christ.
- 1217. Is the Doctor in?
- 1218. She's away or out?
- 1219. Back on Friday? Thank you.
- 1220. - How are you?
- You know each other?
- 1221. Clermont's a small town.
- 1222. You're a swine - you never called me!
- 1223. I did, but you were out.
- 1224. I was in Toulouse for two days.
- 1225. A message for you:
Our friend is leaving.
- 1226. She's gone?
- 1227. Not yet.
- 1228. We both went down to have a look
and just returned.
- 1229. She's leaving without me.
- 1230. When?
- 1231. Tomorrow, I think.
- 1232. - It was soon settled.
- Is she home tonight?
- 1233. - I suppose so.
- I'll phone her.
- 1234. Happy New Year!
- 1235. - You know him?
- He teaches philosophy.
- 1236. You don't study that.
- 1237. Clermont's a small town.
I know him slightly.
- 1238. He's a friend of yours?
- 1239. A school-mate.
- 1240. You don't like him?
- 1241. I hardly know him, that's all.
- 1242. - What is it?
- I wish I'd always known you.
- 1243. Let's pretend it is so.
- 1244. I always have known you!
- 1245. You've always been in my life.
- 1246. You could be wrong.
- 1247. It doesn't matter.
- 1248. Anyway, I'm not wrong.
- 1249. Kiss me.
- 1250. You don't want to?
- 1251. What's up?
- 1252. - Nothing.
- You're acting very strange.
- 1253. No, I'm being sensible.
- 1254. Listen, Francoise...
- 1255. I'm 34, you're 22 -
we're behaving like 15-year-olds.
- 1256. Don't you trust me?
- 1257. Don't you think I'm serious?
- 1258. I do.
- 1259. Well, then?
- 1260. I have a lover.
- 1261. You have...
- 1262. now?
- 1263. Until recently.
- 1264. Do you love him?
- 1265. I did.
- 1266. - Who is it?
- You don't know him.
- 1267. Don't worry, it isn't Vidal.
- 1268. Was he the one who left you?
- 1269. It's more complicated than that.
- 1270. He's married.
- 1271. I respect you
and your independence.
- 1272. - If you don't love me...
- You're crazy!
- 1273. I mean if you're not sure
you love me...
- 1274. But I do! I love you.
- 1275. And him?
- 1276. I loved him. Madly.
- 1277. I could say I've forgotten him...
- 1278. but you can't forget
someone you've loved.
- 1279. We parted just before I met you.
- 1280. Do you see him often?
- 1281. He left Clermont.
- 1282. It's all over.
- 1283. We'll never see each other again.
- 1284. Listen, Francoise...
- 1285. We can wait as long as you want.
- 1286. You're wrong if you think
it changes anything for me.
- 1287. I have no right.
- 1288. Actually, I'm...
- 1289. happy.
- 1290. It's true.
- 1291. I felt uneasy before...
- 1292. Some of my affairs
lasted a very long time.
- 1293. Now we're even.
- 1294. Your girls weren't married.
- 1295. And it happened in America.
- 1296. I'll make a confession:
The morning we meet...
- 1297. I'd just left a girl.
- 1298. I'd slept with her.
- 1299. Let's not ever talk about that.
- 1300. If you don't mind,
let's not discuss it again.
- 1301. Well, it's you!
- 1302. - Been here long?
- We've just arrived.
- 1303. - I never thought I'd see you here.
- We come every year.
- 1304. - You've not changed.
- Nor have you.
- 1305. Do you know my wife?
- 1306. We know each other... by sight.
- 1307. Why didn't you send a card?
- 1308. I didn't know your address.
- 1309. You could've phoned before I left.
- 1310. I think I did.
- 1311. Don't lie. I have a good memory.
You ran out on me.
- 1312. You must have had your reasons.
- 1313. - Excuse me.
- I'll catch you up.
- 1314. It was her.
- 1315. Funny, I should've guessed.
- 1316. - "Her"?
- Your wife, Francoise.
- 1317. But I never told you about her.
- 1318. You did!
Your fiancee, blonde, Catholic.
- 1319. I've a good memory.
- 1320. Impossible,
I didn't know her then.
- 1321. Why are you lying?
- 1322. I met her the day after...
- 1323. that evening with you.
- 1324. You kept talking about her.
- 1325. Did she mention me?
- 1326. You're still secretive.
- 1327. Let's not rehash the past.
It was a long time ago.
- 1328. You haven't changed a bit.
- 1329. Nor have you.
- 1330. It seems so long ago.
- 1331. Not so long ago really.
- 1332. Oh, I remarried.
- 1333. Congratulations.
- 1334. It's not going too well at the moment.
- 1335. I never have any luck with men.
- 1336. I'm glad to see you.
- 1337. Even if it's to hear...
- 1338. I can see I'm boring you.
- 1339. Staying here long?
- 1340. No, I'm leaving tonight.
- 1341. Do you ever come to Clermont?
- 1342. No, never.
- 1343. - And you... to Toulouse?
- 1344. See you in 5 years, maybe.
- 1345. Yes, see you then!
- 1346. Hurry, or your wife'll think
- 1347. She sends her regards.
- 1348. She's sailing tonight with her husband.
- 1349. I didn't know
you knew each other.
- 1350. When she left Clermont,
I hardly knew you. We had just met.
- 1351. She says we haven't changed.
- 1352. Nor has she.
- 1353. Funny how little
people change in 5 years.
- 1354. I couldn't ignore her.
And she's a nice woman.
- 1355. You know...
- 1356. When I met you,
I'd just left her, but...
- 1357. I was to say
- 1358. I saw that her embarrassment didn't come
from what she'd learned about me...
- 1359. but from what she guessed
I'd just learned about her.
- 1360. It suddenly hit me.
- 1361. Instead, I said...
- 1362. That was my last fling.
- 1363. It's odd that we bumped into her.
- 1364. I find it rather funny.
- 1365. Anyway, all that was so long ago.
- 1366. - We said we'd never talk about it.
- Yes, it doesn't matter at all.
- 1367. Let's swim!
- 1368. Coming swimming?