But foremost I count also those men
who find time only for wine and lust;
for no preoccupation
is more shameful.
As for the others, even if they are
imprisoned by the phantasm of glory,
at least do so with elegance.
You might tell me of those
who show greed or anger,
who pursue unjust
resentments or unjust wars,
yet these are the offences of men;
Those who surrender themselves to their
stomach and to lust are not dishonored.
The Paris basin, here it is.
It really looks like a bowl.
Behind the fog, over there, is Paris.
You cannot see it but it is Paris.
When the weather is nice,
Paris seems so close.
But going there is a different
story, so we never go.
We live here, by the bowl,
in the fresh air.
Buildings sprout up everywhere:
In the fields, in the country,
in the fresh grass.
Officially, we take the bus to go to school.
But actually, Marlene & I hitch-hike.
The American base is not far off,
behind the highway.
I feel sheltered.
My mother protects me, my brother
protects me, even Marlene protects me.
She is my friend. A Russian fairy.
- Hi, where are you going?
- To the Wild Iris.
No problem, it's on my way.
Couldn't one of you sit in front?
You girls hitch-hike instead of taking the bus?
Funny. Isnt it dangerous?
How old are you?
Do your parents know?
You don't talk much, do you?
That's more like it, right?
Since I left Paris, I am reborn.
The air is better, and all that.
It feels like vacation all year long.
In the morning, I leave
my ride at the station...
- Hey, we're almost there!
Is there a cafe nearby where
we could go get a drink? My treat!
- See you later.
- See you.
Please say yes!
I tell you it's just a silly party,
parents will be there!
Only if your brother goes
along with you.
But he never takes me anywhere! He
treats me like a baby! Say yes!
Only if your brother goes along!
I'm not asking you to
take me back home.
You can leave me at the party...
and I'll come home with Marlene.
It's just for Mom's sake,
I won't bother you.
You are bothering me.
You'd do better to study instead of
hanging out with that redhead.
Stop calling her that. You dont
know her, don't be nasty.
Come on, everybody's going to
this party, except for me, say yes!
No! You just hang out, Mom's right,
you'll end up working at the mart!
So what if I like working at
the mart? It's a job.
At least I'll do what I want.
If you lock me up,
I'll do something nasty.
I dont care.
I'll go out the window...
climb down the balcony, jump down, and
then I'll go check out the Americans.
Like a hooker.
Yes, just like a hooker.
What do you know about hookers?
I respect them. It's a job.
I don't like it when
you're like this. It's ugly.
You're rancid before your time...
Come on, just take me there,
it's no big deal! 15 minutes!
- Shut up.
- Just take me there!
I said shut up!
Just take me there...
No need to worry. We'll stay together,
there's no need to get sick about it.
As long as your brother is there,
I won't worry.
Are you crazy?
You poured half the box in!
It's okay, I used a lot of milk.
And with that fucking exam in
two weeks, I'll need my strength.
Stop it, you'll make me cry.
I like that one, it's not bad.
What the fuck are you doing here?
Can't I ever be alone?
I think the female is going
to have some more babies.
- I know where you're going tonight.
- You're scaring me.
You are going to see
Dr. Massard's only son.
That filthy rich guy who leaves his
house empty every weekend.
- Everybody knows that.
- Everybody knows what?
- That people get laid there.
- So what?
- Those rich kids, they suck...
- What do you know about rich kids?
What am I going to find for
They'll kink as soon as
it gets too hot.
We'll make a bun, as usual.
You can get undressed.
- Are you sure you want to?
Goodbye, my friend...
You'll be up in the sky,
As close to me
as you were before...
You already said that last time.
You act crazy and then fall asleep.
Not this time, you'll see.
- What if you don't really like him?
- Stop saying "him"!