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The Dreamers Script

[Siren Wailing]

[Young Man Narrating] The first time I saw a movie at the Cinémathèque Française...

I thought, "Only the French...

Only the French would house a cinema inside a palace."

The movie was Sam Fuller's Shock Corridor.

Its images were so powerful,

it was like being hypnotized.

I was

years old. s...

It was the late '

and I'd come to Paris for a year to study French.

But it was here that I got my real education.


I became a member of what in those days was kind of a free masonry.

A free masonry of cinephiles...

what we'd call "film buffs."

I was one of the insatiables...

the ones you'd always find sitting closest to the screen.

Why do we sit so close?

Maybe it was because we wanted to receive the images first...

when they were still new, still fresh...

too. until worn-out. the screen ...before they cleared the hurdles of the rows behind us. I'm not nuts! I'm here from the paper! I'm a plant! Maybe. secondhand. before they'd been relayed back from row to row. the size of a postage stamp.. it returned to the projectionist's cabin. spectator to spectator.... Doctor.

. [Man # Speaking French] The pawn of an obscure coalition. from the world.. It screened us.... when the world finally burst through the screen. But there was one evening in the spring of . of dubious interests... the Minister Malraux .really was a screen..

have seized this bastion ofliberty. of French film culture..if offered us all a free and fair conception.... ... [Man # Speaking French] Now.. for bureaucratic reasons. [Speaking French] ..has driven. Henri Langlois out of the French Cinematheque. culture's arch-enemies.

! [Man # ] All those who love film. [Man # ] ...[Man # ] It's taken.Liberty isn't given! . And with Henry Langlois! ...[Man # ] And abroad.are with you.[Man # ] In France.Resist them! ... . .

. old.. thrillers. and it was because he liked to show movies. instead ofletting them rot in some underground vault.. Westerns.. silents. bad.. ..... that all the New Wave filmmakers came here to learn their craft... who created the Cinémathèque.[Young Man] It was Henri Langlois.. new. good. to show any movies.

It was our very own ...This was where modern cinema was born. [Man # ] What lies behind it? The police! [Young Man] Langlois had been sacked by the government. and it seemed like every film buff in Paris had turned out in protest.

cultural revolution. Can you remove my cigarette? It's stuck. [Speaking French] Excuse me. [Speaking French] Can you remove this? It's stuck to my lips. . It was our very own cultural revolution.

Matthew. yes.[Speaking French] Yes. aren't you? But you never talk to anyone. . . You're here a lot. English? .. .What's your name? . You can put it out now. Sorry.[Speaking English] What are you. I'm American. of course.No..

What? For someone who likes . . How come you're chained to the gates? I'm not chained to the gates. I don't really know anybody.You're awfully clean.We've been wondering why you're always alone. .

It's like being around pigs.Do you know Jacques? .the cinema so much. it would smell just likeJacques. When he gets back. you'll be able to smellJacques on him. ." My brother's gone to talk to him.Jacques? "If shit could shit. .

. Rohmer are here. .You speak English really well. .Here's Theo. .What? .My mother's English. [Speaking French] Truffaut.You speak English really well. Charbol. . just give him a sniff. When I introduce you.. Rivette.. Jean Marais and God knows who else. Signoret. and Renoir. .Come on. Godard. Jean Rouch.

You were right.Hi. . Why is Carne here? What should we do? Stay or leave? I don't know. He's American. [Speaking English] Theo. this is Matthew. . .Marcel Carne too.

." .You know what Godard wrote about him? . You've been coming to all the Nicholas Rays. More like.Mm-mm.No.I've seen you around. .What? They Live By Night? . Johnny Guitar and Rebel Without a Cause.. What? "Nicholas Ray is cinema. Yeah. I really like his movies. .

.[Sniffing] Me? [Speaking French] Come on.[French] What's up with you? .Bastards! . stick with me! [Speaking French] Fascists! .Assholes! [Police Siren Wailing] [Matthew Narrating] And that was how I first met Theo and Isabelle.[Chuckles] ..

. and why the French could never come close to producing . or because I was already in love with my new friends. about politics... about movies. I don't know if it was because I'djust been chased by the police...I could hear my heart pounding. As we walked and talked and talked and talked..

I'm really not hungry. I didn't want that night ever to end.a good rock band. . .Merci. Don't mind me.I'm starving.. . . . I'm okay..I forgot the sandwiches. . Please eat.Didn't you bring anything? No.No.

Thank you. .For goodness sake.Theo. Take it. . .This is fine.I've broken it now.Okay.. don't you have something for Matthew? .I gave him a third of mine. . [Chuckles] ... .You're very kind. take it when you're offered it. but I don't.

San Diego. he does! He's just too polite to say he does. ..You're very kind. . .Aren't you.Really. What about you two? Were you both born in Paris? I entered this world on the Champs Elysées. . Matthew? . I didn't come here to eat your sandwiches. Yes. .So where are you from exactly? .He doesn't want it.

! . [Speaking English] And you know what my very first words were? No.! .[Speaking French] The pavement of the Champs-Elysees.New York Herald Tribune. What? "New York Herald Tribune.New York Herald Tribune.! .!" New York Herald Tribune.

there! .Night.[Speaking French] Will you come to Rome with me? Here! Right here! Here! [Speaking French] No.[Speaking English] Good night. [Matthew Singing] [Humming] . Matthew! .

" [Telephone Ringing] [Ringing Continues] . "I've got some real news this time..Hello.Matthew? . .. I just met my first French friends.[Matthew] "Dear Mom.

. I had to call you early because I go to class at : . I always sound like this in the morning. . l.Theo? .You don't sound as if you've been up for ages. .Don't be suspicious.Who is this? ..I've been up for ages.No. It's me. . Sorry.. .Don't tell me I woke you up.

Yeah. . Sure. why don't you... Here at home. that'd be great. Yes? Okay. you mean like a real dinner in a nice restaurant? No. It's : ...Listen. not in a restaurant.Right. . please get off the phone. Theo. you want to have dinner tomorrow night? Um.. I'd.

Be there are : . Hey! .[Speaking French] Third floor! .[Repeats In French] You know.Yes. : ? You know where it is? . Why don't you meet us for a drink first at Le Raspail. yes. there's room in here for all of us. .Boulevard Saint-Germain? .

.[Speaking French] It's beautiful.[Speaking French] Theo and I are contagious! . .Contagious? [Speaking French] You mustn't catch us. .You think so? [Speaking French] Good luck.We're very contagious! . .[Speaking French] What? .

.Which Matthew? . [Speaking French] What are you doing here? .We're here for dinner.What? With Matthew.[Panting] [Speaking French] Evening. Maman. .Didn't Isabelle say? .

Matthew lives in that nasty student Hotel Malebranche. Matthew. . He's our new friend.Hi..Yeah.. .Very pleased to meet you. Matthew.Oh. are you? . .Likewise.Oh. you're American.[Speaking English] This Matthew. this is my mother. . . I'm from California. .

.. Didn't Theo tell you? No. [Speaking French] What's wrong? What can I we invited him to dinner.Oh. . And neither did you. . Isabelle? I'm cooking for two.. and now there are five of us. he didn't.

for God's sake! Put a sock in it. you two! . [Speaking English] Oh.. cow. slut.Have you got mashed potatoes for brains or what? You were supposed to tell her! You're crazy! [Squealing] Bitch..

I'm the one who should be apologizing. I want you to make a good impression on Papa. Please don't put yourself out on account of me. Let me look at you. Okay. Matthew. No.I must apologize for my children's behavior. seeing as you're completely blameless. That's very sweet of you. .

And the cinematheque? Closed until further notice. .[Speaking French] Papa. . We're eating in.Oh. it's me. can't you see we have a guest? . [Speaking English] Papa.This is Matthew.

. Matthew's dining with us tonight. seemly hour to enter the world. .. I know.Sir. It has no consideration for the poor poets. .Matthew. But when it does come. My young Matthew. inspiration is like a baby. It does not choose a nice..

when it deigns to come, then you know it's...

Young man, I was speaking to you. I imagine you were listening.

I was. I'm... I'm sorry.


Nothing. I was just, um...

You seemed to be mesmerized by this tin lighter.

I'd like to know why.

- Well? - George, please.

- Matthew's our guest. - No, no. I'm genuinely curious.

I'd like to know why.

I was just... I was fidgeting with Isabelle's lighter...

and... I wasn't really realizing it...

then I noticed, and I thought it was rude...

so I put it down on the table.

But I put it diagonally across one of these squares.

Do you see?


That's when I noticed that the lighter's length...

.. along the outside edge. So I put it lengthwise. It fits there too. And I bet you if . and this way too. . .is exactly the same length as the diagonal itself. But it fits there.Yeah. And it fits like this and like this.Look.

.. See? I was noticing that the more you look at everything. . Look..I just split it in half. this table. it's got to fit somewhere. you know. the refrigerator. this room... it really fits anywhere. the objects on it. I mean..

your nose. You have an interesting friend here.[Isabelle Chuckles] suddenly... I don't know why that is. the world.... of shapes and sizes.. . . I was just wondering why. I know that it is.. you realize that there's some sort of cosmic harmony.

than you know. when we look around us. I mean.. viewed. as it were. by God. what is it we see? [French] Complete chaos.More interesting... Yet viewed from above. everything suddenly .. I suspect.

My children believe that their demonstrations and sit-ins.fits together. not only to provoke society... what.. they believe that these possess the capacity. but also to transform it. What is it you're saying? If Langlois is dismissed. and happenings.. we shouldn't do anything? ...

Before you can change the world.If immigrants are deported. uh. everyone's wrong but you? In France. if students are beaten up. in Italy. America? Listen to me. Theo. .. we shouldn't do anything? What I'm saying is that a little lucidity would not go amiss. Germany. So. you must realize you yourself are part of it..

but I'm not gaga yet. Yes! And a poem is a petition.You cannot stand outside looking in. Thank you. They sign poems. You're the one who stands outside. Apetition is a poem. Poets don't sign petitions. You're the one who refused to sign a petition against the Vietnam War. .

a poem is a petition. And now look at you.[English] Yes. [Speaking French] A petition is a poem.Those are the most famous lines you ever wrote.Hmm? . . .That's right. .I don't need you to remind me of my own work! .

We got a long day ahead of us tomorrow. You were saying? [Speaking French] . [Speaking French] Yes. sorry.[Speaking French] I hope I'll never be like him. [Speaking English] We should say good night. Theo. George. darling.

Don't cash them until you need them. didn't you? Yes. The cheques are on the mantelpiece. of course.We should go to bed. all right? [Speaking English] . You had something to tell the children. I'm sorry.

A pleasure. Matthew.Very nice meeting you. Papa. Good night. [Speaking French] Good night. everybody. It was a pleasure meeting you. Matthew. Have a safe journey.Good night. dear. . sir.You too. . Theo. . [Speaking English] A very good night to you.

[Clicks Lighter] Why haven't you dazzled us with these philosophical speculations of yours? .Thank you so much for dinner. [Chuckles] [Speaking French] Good night.. . Why don't you invite Matthew to spend the night? I'm not sure I like the sound of Hotel Malebranche.It's my pleasure.

. Other people's parents are always nicer than our own. I wish my parents were that nice. .. l. .Papa was awfully impressed. are always nicer .I didn't know I was being philosophical.. .[Matthew] I think you're lucky. And yet for some reason.. our own grandparents.Papa's full of shit..

That's... that's true... I'm for bed. . Well. you sweet. it's true. This. but it's. is double the length of... That's absolutely true. I never thought about it before. You know.. Matthew..than other people's...

I'm okay. But the fact that God doesn't exist..Are you okay? . Yes.Yeah. Everybody's got a father.. Matthew. doesn't mean . Good night.Are you staying? .

Good night.That's fine. . . .Good night. .[Chuckles] . .he can take his place.[Laughs] [Rock Guitar] Okay? .See you in the morning.[Sighs] .

. .Thank. .See you.[Door Closes] Thank you... [Woman Singing Blues Rock] No! [Ends] [Engine Starts] .

What was that all about? I was removing the sleep from your eyes. Theo lets me do his every morning.Was I supposed to? . Didn't you enjoy it? .Good morning. That's the strangest thing to want to do.

What are you doing? I've been memorizing this room. in my memory. up. .Naturally. up! What are you waiting for? Isabelle.What are you doing? . up. up.. Up.. . I'm not dressed. [Both] I shall live a great deal in this room. In the future..

Queen Christina. The bathroom's .! [Applauds] Alors. where she spent the night with John Gilbert.. Bravo. We have a private wing to ourselves.. where Greta Garbo bids farewell to the room...

at the end of the corridor. [Speaking French] Good morning.[Chuckles] Oh. we're coming back to get you! [Theo Speaking French] Come in. If you aren't there in one minute. You want to use my toothbrush? .[Speaking English] Are you going to church? . . sorry.

. Matthew? . .Good.Sure? I'll use my finger..Sleep well? . fine. .You know. .Uh. [Brushing] .I mean.Yeah.Hmm. no. .

Can I touch them? .. Okay. So red..You really do have the most beautiful pair of lips. and ripe and luscious. You wanna touch my lips? . brutal.. So sullen..You.Uh-huh. Let's see what you .

. .You'd make such a pretty girl. um. .Really? . Matthew. Ignore her.Sure. Why? You have been invited to stay. No.. She sucks in all the air around her. l. .. be getting back to my hotel.I really should be going.look like with lipstick. I really have to. No.

They're going to be introuvés for a month.R-Really? . But you just met me two days ago. You don't have to stay in a hotel.Sure. do you? .You know our parents have left. You barely even know me. This way we get to know you. We thought you might like to move your things here. .

But... . with my Mobilette.. okay? .Then we'll go and pick up what you need. [Matthew] Whoa! You're scaring me right now! [Theo Laughs] . what about you? It was my idea. .Come on...No.

just in case. .Okay. Don't worry. Okay. I don't have much stuff. I won't. With us.Don't take too long. . . you're not going to need much.Jesus. I'm going to check out the Cinémathèque.

"But I've just moved out of my hotel and into an apartment. [Matthew] "Dear Mom. just don't forget your toothbrush! Okay. I guess you're surprised to be hearing from me.. . "belonging to a famous French author..... "so soon after my last letter.Oh..

. Matthew. Say hello to Father. Matthew. "I know how pleased you'll be to hear I'm getting in with the right kind of people. I hope he's not still mad at me." Listen to this. ."whose children are the same age as me and have the same interests. Listen to this.. "The difference between Keaton and Chaplin.

. ." [Speaking French] Not bad...."is the difference between prose and poetry. between man as a machine and man as animal. huh? That's good. "between the aristocrat and the tramp. "between eccentricity and mysticism. Except for me...

Of course I am. Why? 'Cause Chaplin's incomparable? No. . . Because Keaton is incomparable. . .there's no comparison. Keaton? You think Keaton's greater than Chaplin? .Absolutely I do.You're crazy.Oh. you're not serious.

In the first place. . . And he looks like Godard.. Keaton is a real filmmaker. .Keaton is! Even when he's not doing anything.Yes. you can't deny that Keaton's funnier than Chaplin. I can.Come on.I don't think anyone's funnier than Chaplin. Chaplin. he's funny.You don't think that Keaton is funnier than Chaplin? .. . all he cares about is his own performance.

.his own ego. it is. You Americans understand fuck-all about your own culture. Better than Keaton. . when Chaplin wanted to have a beautiful shot. he knew how.Yes.That's bullshit.Don't even get me started! Listen. .No wonder you never got the point ofJerry Lewis. . . . .It's not bullshit. better than anybody.

... she'd been blind. she looks at him. through her eyes. so she was seeing him for the very first time. and don't forget.. we also see him for the very first time. It's as if.You remember the last shot of City Lights? He looks at the flower girl..

! . and it's as if we've never really seen him before. [Continues] Stop it. if you play that fucking record again. Charlot.Charlie Chaplin.. I'll break it in two. the most famous man in the world.. [Resetting Turntable] Isa. okay? But you like Janis Joplin.

.[Speaking English] Tell me.Wha-What? Name a film..[Yelps] [Speaking French] Stop! .. Let go. Isabelle! . what film? .! Name a film where someone tap dancing drives someone else crazy! .I said stop it.

- Oh, I know this! - Come on.! Quick.! Quick.!

Top Hat.! Top Hat.! Fred Astaire's dancing over Ginger Rogers's room.

[Matthew] And she's mad because he wakes her up.

[Stomping Continues]

I'm right.

[Speaking French] He's good.

[Speaking French] You know what I'm thinking?


"Bande à part."

[Theo] You're right.

[Speaking English] Why are you two looking at me like that?

Well, you see, my little Matthew...

there's something Theo and I have been meaning to do for a long time...

but we've been waiting for the right person to do it with.

- And I think you're finally it! - To do what?

Try to be the record of Bande à part.

- What record? - You've seen Bande à part, haven't you?

- Yeah. - Remember the scene where the three race through the Louvre?

. . Remind me. yeah! Of course. ..What? . vaguely. I'm.of minutes and seconds.They try to beat the world record.Oh.. Uh.Uh.. really. . oh.What's the matter? . ..Nothing.. We're going to beat their record.

what you French call an alien.What.They weren't caught in Bande à part. . then? It's easy for you two.Not afraid. are you? . .Yeah. you don't know that. little man.So if I get caught. I get deported. . . Well.. .No. I'm an American. I'm not afraid.So? . we're not going to get caught. don't worry.

. Hé. A lot depends on how you answer..! Non. Matthew. .. Are you going to pass it or fail it? Be careful. ..It's a great idea. but.Go get Papa's stopwatch.! .It's a movie! .And if we beat their record.! Arrêtez.. this is a test.

We beat the record by seconds! [Laughing] Matthew! My little Matthew! You were wonderful! .[Shouting] [Laughing] Nine minutes and seconds.

gobble.We accept him. gobble. we accept her.One of us! .One of us! [Isabelle And Theo] We accept him. Gooble. one of us! We accept her.We accept him. one of us! . one of us! We accept him.. One of us! . . Gooble.

Isabelle. [Continues] Hey! .[Thunderclap] [Folk Rock] Hey! Theo. Theo.

one of us! One of us! One of us! . . [Speaking English] Isa's smart.[Ends] One of us! One of us! [Ringing] [Speaking French] That's Mama.. but she doesn't know how to deal with parents.We accept you. I'm too wet to answer.

. They should all be arrested.They are at the seaside. . confess their crimes. and reeducation! ....What do you mean? .I mean. it's not enough to ignore them. ... sent to the country for self-criticism. put on trial..They're already in the country.

Allô.[Speaking French] That's different. Allô? [Speaking French] Too bad. [Matthew] My parents never go anywhere. At least you have the house to yourselves. Where are you going? .

It'll be cold in your room. You want one? . I'm going to get a Coca. I gotta get out of these clothes.Okay. . Thanks.Uh. . Come into mine.[Big Band] You can wear this.

I was. My hands are full.! .. [Continues] [Continues] .Just open the door.Okay.[Knocking] .Yeah! .Just a second. .Matthew. .. .Why didn't you open the door? .

.We saw it together. . . with a singer in a fur coat? .I've seen this film? .. [Isabelle Humming] What film? In what film does a chorus line dance like this.We did? Give me a clue.I was dressing.

.. . Non. Isn't he pathetic.I said no. . .Certainly not.No. Director's name.Isabelle. Be a sport.! .Come on.! .God. Number of words in the title.The first letter of the first word. Matthew? Don't you think he's pathetic? .! You're pathetic.

Matthew.[Speaking French] Shit. . Did the Sphinx give Oedipus a clue? . .Blonde Venus. . I bet you know. Marlene Dietrich.Don't you dare help him. I knew that. .[Hums] Give up? Yeah. .Fuck you. ..

in front of her.Forfeit. . in front of us. what I've watched you do... . Who? I don't know what you're talking about.. I dare you to do now..If you insist....

you do. Mm-mm-mm. I want you to do it . yes. . What a bitch you are.Forfeit. A bitch and a sadist.[Chuckles] . my pet. Are you going to pay the forfeit or not? Very well.Oh.

. [Grunts] [Theo Grunts] [Grunts] [Grunting] [Panting] ..the way you did it. when you thought no one was watching.

I'll meet you downstairs.Matthew. .Yes? Yes.Let's have a drink. [Theo] Why don't you admit you were thrilled? Come on. . You can tell me. What? .

Why not? She's my twin sister. I suppose you know who you sound like.Weren't you just a tiny bit excited? .I asked you a question.Yes. . . Well.You two are twins? .Isabelle.What is it exactly you're trying to get me to say? .Who? . .

we are. Theo. You're a strange one. . I saw you look at her as though you wanted to strangle her. We're Siamese twins. I did.Yes.She'd be me if she were a man. Half an hour ago. . . You're not identical. joined here.That's crap.

Don't you have any brothers or sisters? . . and I never..I don't understand you. You think Isabelle forced me..I have two older sisters. Didn't you ever want to strangle them? Of course I did! But I never masturbated in front of them. They never forced me to do anything I never wanted to do. do you? .

[Matthew Narrating] Deep down I knew things couldn't go on as before. But for a while.[Wheezing] . .. Now the stakes had been raised. there did seem to be a kind of truce between Theo and Isabelle. at least..Theo! [Wheezing Continues] . And then one evening.

What film? .. Gasping] . .. or pay the forfeit.Me? What.You too. What have I done? Name a film .[Coughing. . Matthew.[Isabelle] "What film?" Name a film where a cross marks the spot of a murder.

now. um.Time's up. as you know. . And the forfeit? Well.. . .Time's up? You didn't even give me a chance.. .or pay the forfeit. Isabelle.Uh. . Howard Hawks..The film? Scarface.. .

I don't fancy sleeping in someone else's revolting sweat.... and Matthew.I'm not a sadist.. I just want to see everyone happy. But not in here. no one left out. . So I'd like you. to make love in front of me.

Won't do it? . . Matthew.You wouldn't.Where? In the spare room..No offense. . . um.. . in front of the Delacroix. ..Um.I won't do it. Maybe one reproduction will inspire another...

Indistinct] . [Continues. Okay. [Man Singing In French] [Continues] I gotta go to the bathroom.Matthew isn't my type.

Okay. Indistinct] Matthew. Yes? This is silly. Come out of there. Matthew.! Matthew.Matthew. . [Continues.

Look. Look. Matthew. . You're hurting me! I'm not violent.I'm not gonna resist. Look. Wait. . .So shut up.Now. I'm against violence. .[Yells] .. you aren't being very gallant. Okay? .[Yells] ..Okay. All right.Okay. I'm.

. . Matthew. that wasn't a friendly thing to do. Our guest has been spying on us. Hmm. Look. Especially when we've been so hospitable. I saw you in bed together. okay.. Oh.Is the prospect of making love to me so hateful? I've seen you. Okay. Now.

. to keep my image next to your heart. . Laughs] Oh.[Isabelle Laughing] Good.I'm not resisting! I'm not resisting! [Gasps. [Laughs] .. how sweet of you. .Shh. shh... Matthew. ..I didn't mean.

Oh. . wake up. [Chuckles] Where is Isabelle? [Matthew] You have to help me. wake up. Oh. Matthew. I'm Theo. Come on. Isabelle? [Laughs] No.Oh. come on. Oh.

[Moaning Continues] [Siren Wailing] [Moaning Continues] [Moaning Intensifies] [People Shouting.[Loud Moaning] Sorry. Whistles Blowing] .

In Papa's study. that was the best one.Where? .[Siren Wailing] [Isabelle Sobbing] [Grunting. What about yesterday? . . Chuckles] Oh. Moaning] [Sighs.

Matthew. please.You thought that was better? Mm-hmm. Please. My love.Stay inside. . please. My first love. . please.What? .

.[Sings] . . .[Laughs] [Man Singing In French.My great love.. My great lover. When I first saw you at the Cinémathèque. I thought you had many lovers. Indistinct] You know. My Valentino.

you and Theo. . How did you and. you looked so cool. . So sophisticated...Like a movie star. How did you and Theo. ..I was.. Matthew.. I was acting..

What would you do if your parents found out? ... But he's never been inside you? He's always inside me.come together the way that you are? Theo and me? It was love at first sight. What would you do.

Yeah. What would you do? . uh.. But let's say that it did. never happen. But.It must never happen. What would you.. I understand that. what if it did? It must never. I know.

I have to get something to eat. [Chuckles] Where are you going? Kitchen.Hmm? . Theo? .I would kill myself. Good luck.Theo? .

.No.No. it's good.No.Want some honey? . .It's really good. . . Thank you. . . Grateful? .No.Just try a little bit. . Try some.Oh. I want you to know that I'm grateful. thank you.

.. Now you've made me feel like I'm a part of you. Both of you.Hmm. you're like two halves of the same person. you two are. I mean.. . for me.Remember what you told me in that café about you and Isabelle? .You were right.

.Let's get something straight. remember? That Isa and I . okay? You're a nice boy and I like you a lot... but no. I told you something else.. it wasn't always meant to be the three of us.

Yeah. .are Siamese twins. I wasn't joking. is a cheese fondue. my dear brother.. accompanied by a compote ofbroccoli and prunes.. [Sighs] What's this? That.

- And this? - That's ratatouille.

And you expect me to eat this muck?

- You expected me to cook it. - I prefer to starve.

You will. There's nothing else in the house.

Matthew, can I serve you?

The fondue or the ratatouille?

Which is which?

This is fondue, and this is ratatouille.

No. This is the fondue, and this is the ratatouille.

- The... ratatouille. - Ratatouille.

Uh, that-that's fine.

Mm-hmm. Okay.

Just eat it as if you were in some exotic country...

you've never visited before and this is the national dish.

It looks like he's vomiting in reverse.

- [Retching] - It's horrible, isn't it?

I'm sorry, Isabelle. I know you tried.

Thank you, Matthew. I'm glad somebody appreciates my efforts.

Nothing you'd want to eat. The phone is dead! [Rock] [Continues] .Yes. . .So what do we do now? .You say there's no food in the house? .I'm going to call Papa..And we cashed all the cheques? .

would you like a rump steak? [Speaking French] Stop it. . Isabelle. . Matthew. It's disgusting..No.No? Oh. a filet mignon.What's all this? It's lunch. So. .[Continues. Fades] .

. . Let me see it. . look.Why? .What are you doing? . .Uh.Just watch.Just let me see it. yes.Oh. What about this banana? One banana for three of us? .I'm starving.

[Man Singing In French. Indistinct] . [Gasps. Matthew. you never cease to surprise.Mmm. Laughs] Oh.[Arguing In French] .Mmm. .[Theo Laughs] Et voilà. . .

. .[Speaking French] Okay? . Indistinct] [Chattering] . . Sorry.Hey.Where were you the other night? . . Theo.Salut.[Speaking French] Fine.I couldn't make it.[Chattering In French] [Shouting In French.

I am.Stop pissing me off! You're not with us anymore.What's up? We hardly see you now.We can't count on you. Why? Because! Get off my back. . I can't explain now. but it's complicated. . .

Loser! [Speaking French] Theo. with pleasure. See you.Okay. wait for me. [Matthew Narrating] . Thanks.Call me. A little souvenir from Nepal. . . that's sweet.

. Come on.We hardly left the apartment anymore..Too strong for you? . leaving the world far behind us.It felt as if we were drifting out to sea. . .What? . .We didn't know or care if it was day or night.That was really good.Come on. . [Coughing] .

left-handed guitarist.. Matthew. he would be a black. But if I did. [Laughs] Clapton's God. .Yeah. I don't believe in God.Good? Again? ... This is not Chaplin and Keaton. No.

He plugs in an electric guitar.Clapton plugs in a guitar.Okay. Laughing] .Matthew. Matthew. . Hendrix plugs in an electric guitar. Clapton reinvented the electric guitar. . Jimi Hendrix. .. .. and he plays it like an acoustic guitar. believe me...[Muttering.This is Clapton and Hendrix. he plays with his teeth.

Who are they listening to? Clapton? No. the guy who tells the truth. [Yells] It's fucked up! It's all fucked up! You're talking about soldiers in Vietnam? .[Screeching] There are soldiers in the Vietnam War right now. They're listening to Hendrix.

what are they doing in Vietnam? . .What are they doing? Please tell me. .They're fighting.[Speaking French] They're killing farmers! They're dying too. . [Speaking French] They're killing children. .Yes.Okay. they're burning fields! ..They're at war.

Right now. I'm in a university.I don't believe in violence.I'm lucky.Where are you. .. shouldn't you be in Vietnam? .They wanna be there. They wanna die. I have friends who aren't in university. They're expendable.. and they wanna kill people. And they're expendable. . Shouldn't you be. Matthew? Shouldn't you be there right now? . Shouldn't you be in Vietnam? .

.. [Speaking French] Youngsters that don't want the war. I'm against violence. I don't agree with your war.Okay. you have to go. Do you think you can say it to the government? "No.Maybe in France. In America.I'm am fucking lucky." . anybody.. .

I read it in Cahiers du Cinéma. .You don't understand. . I prefer to go in jail. I prefer to go in jail.Instead of killing people. you go to jail. Okay. I prefer to go in jail. Matthew.If you don't go. ." A voyeur. "A filmmaker is like a Peeping Tom.

you can't look away. [Laughs] And you spy on them.. but you can't.. You feel guilty. and you're disgusted.. .. [Blows] the keyhole to your parents' bedroom...It's as if the camera is a.

It should be illegal.You'll have to direct theater.. [Laughs] .My parents always left the bedroom door open. . and directors like criminals..Why? . .It makes films like crimes. . There goes my chance to be a filmmaker.[Laughs] .

.not cinema. maybe.[Laughs] Oop. My parents only fucked once in their life.Whoop. Uh. . . [Makes Airplane Sound] .[Sighs] [Theo] Oh.

[All Laughing] [Singing] [Blues Rock] [Continues] [Continues] Don't be alarmed. Matthew. .That's why we're twins. They didn't want to make it twice.

really love you too.It's good news. Isabelle. [Laughs] Oh. It only happens once a month. I really. Yeah. I love you. Matthew. but I really love you. . I love you too.

Don't we. No. yeah. you said you love me too. What do you want us to say? I wanted you to say you love me. . [Matthew] That's not what I wanted you to say. Theo? Oh.We both do. Wejust did. Matthew.

That's not right. Oh. we love you. we love you.. You already said it first. I want you to say that you. either.I don't want you to say you love me too. Matthew. love me. we love you. Why is that? Why am I always . My God.. You have to say it first.

" Are you ready to give us proof of your love? . I don't want to be loved very much. I want to be loved. Oh! We do love you very much. You know what someone once said? "There's no such thing as love. There are only proofs of love.the first to say it? Oh. poor Matthew.

.[Speaking French] Thanks. . Okay.[Matthew] You want proof of my love? Mm-hmm. Get out of the bath. . [Speaking French] Shaving cream.[Speaking French] Razor.

. It grows back.What are you doing? .What do you think I'm doing? .Relax.You're not serious. I am. .It's an operation I've performed before.Yes. .What's the matter? This is what you call proof of love? Turning me into a freak? .You're both fucking crazy! . .. It's nothing you need to worry about.

Is this something you do to each other? You want to shave my pubic hair? You want me to be a little boy for you? A little prepubescent Theo at six. . Isabelle? A game? Think about it. one of us. one of us. It's just a game! A game. Think about it.It's just a game.One of us.. one of us. .

. just. Theo. think about it.who you can play games with? . You sleep in the same bed together. You show me yours. . .Matthew. Come on! Come on! Just calm down. Think. We hear you.You can touch peepee. every night.. I'll show you mine.

Because I love you.. You have a strange way of showing it. No. Both of you.. You play these little games. I love. . I wish you could step out of yourselves and just look.You bathe together. You pee in the john together. I really love you. .Why? Why are you so cruel? .

Isabelle. And I look at you.. You won't.. have you ever been out on a date? . and I listen to you and I think. you're never gonna grow. Not as long as you keep clinging to each other the way that you do.And I admire you. You won't grow like this.

if that's what you mean. ..Yeah. .. .You ever been out with a boy? .I've been out with Theo.What kind of date? .Not Theo.. a date. that you met at school that you liked? I was never taken to school prom.A date? . Have you ever been out with a boy.

Would you like to? .I'm afraid we don't have proms in France. . Have you ever been out with a boy? Why do you keep asking me that? You know I haven't.Is this an invitation? . You have dates in France.It's an invitation. Come on. Isabelle.

Don't look at Theo.Would you like to go out on a date with me? Just the two of us. Indistinct] . [Woman Singing In French] [Continues] [Continues. Isabelle. you don't need his permission.

.[Woman Speaking French.Chocolats glacés. We have to sit in the back. Indistinct] Oh. Sorry. Excuse me. Ooh.So we sit in the back. The front is for people who don't have dates. cacahuètes. . no. no. Indistinct] . no. bonbons. We can't sit in the front. [Continues.

.. is a story of music. a small-time theatrical agent who had been a. the motion picture you are about to see.... an agent.... I play the role of Tom Miller.[Movie Soundtrack] [Man On Screen] Ladies and gentlemen. .

All the best. huh? .. Pardon me. you'll see. [Rock 'N'Roll] [Tom] Sorry I can't stay.Well. [Jerri] Can't stand to hear me sing again. Jerri.. and. This motion picture was photographed in the grandeur of CinemaScope. but I have a train on tap.

[Doo-wop] [Continues] [Ends] [Applause] [Singing In French. Chanting] .You know it isn't that. Indistinct] [Shouting.

It was hard to figure out what was happening. Except this time the demonstrators weren't film buffs... They weren't even just students any longer. but it looked like shops had closed .. I remembered the battle of the Cinémathèque..[Matthew Narrating] When I looked at the TVscreen.

. And it was beginning to spread all over Paris. Theo and I never watch television. [Speaking French] The purest of the pure. [Speaking French] We're willing to consider. . all legitimate demands. We're purists.their doors. factories had gone on strike..

no. .. let's go.Yeah. but.. .. .Well.I don't know how long I've been here. Jesus. [Woman Laughing] [Softly] No. [Laughing] . Your room.What's wrong? .No.They're not mine. . no.

no one's making love on my bed. right? .. . I haven't. no. No. yeah. Don't think I've always lived in Theo's pigsty. no. .No. Of course I have...Yeah. I haven't seen your room. ..How come you never go in there? How come we never.but in all that time... .You do have a room.

No. . Just tonight.. No. . et non. a secret side she hadn't wanted me to see. It's part of you.. please? Come on.No.I want to see it. [Matthew Narrating] I discovered a side of Isabelle I'd never seen before. I suddenly thought of my sisters' .. No.No. non. Non. It's your room. No.Oh. .

and our neighbors'houses. and their sprinklers and their station wagons parked outside the garage door... all alike.. I thought of our house.bedrooms in San Diego. [Rock] [Continues] . and their green lawns..

I've got no arms. [Whispering] I can't stop you! [Ends] [Man Singing In French] . .What sculpture? I always wanted to make love to the Venus de Milo.I can't stop you.[Continues] .


What's wrong?

- What's wrong? - [Crying]

Don't. Don't.

Don't. Don't listen to it.

Don't listen to it. Don't cry.

- [Continues] - Shh!

- Don't. - Please. Leave me alone.

Leave me alone. Please. Please.

- Please! - [Woman Laughing]

[Continues, Louder]

- [Screaming] Go away! - Isabelle! Isabelle!

- [Speaking French] Theo! Open up! Theo! - Isabelle.!

- Theo! - You're gonna hurt yourself! You're gonna hurt yourself!

- Who are you? - What? What are you talking about?

- What are you doing in my room! - What do you mean, what...

Get out! Get out!

- Theo! Theo! Theo!

a drawing or a tapestry..Theo.! Theo! [Ends] [Theo Speaking French] A revolution isn't a gala dinner.! .[Continues] . . It cannot be created like a book.! Theo.[Banging Continues] Theo.

... affability. A revolution is an uprising. or with such sweetness. tranquillity and delicacy. restraint and generosity...It cannot unfold with such elegance... by which one class overthrows another.. a violent act.. courtesy.

. . Happy Birthday. .Listen.[Laughing] . Papa! . good. Chateau Chasse Spleen. Grand vin.Uh.Yes? . .[Forced Breathing] [Speaking French] Chateau Lafite. Matthew. .

.You're a big movie buff.. All those millions of Red Guards.. Then why don't you think of Mao as a great director... right? . . making a movie with a cast of millions. marching together into the future..Oui.. with the Little Red Book in their hands.

Can't you see what a beautiful. not violence." But it's not true..Books. not guns.. not guns. Culture. It's not books. but. "Books. . epic movie that would make? I guess. it's easy to say.

.. no. Just one book. . . they all sing the same songs. You sound just like my father.No. that you admire. The Red Guards. No.It's "book... .. they all carry the same book." A book.. listen to me...Shut up.

. a distinct contradiction... So in this big. everybody.. is an extra.they all parrot the same slogans. That gives me the creeps.. epic movie.. I'm sorry to say it. That's scary to me. but for me there is. .

. you'd be out there. .Out there. on the street. . Something that feels like it could be really important. if you really believed what you were saying.Where? . you do. ..Yes. .Why? Because...I don't know what you mean. There's something going on out there.

with me. talking about film. Even I get that. .Talking about Maoism. . That's enough. Ask yourself why.No. Why? .That's enough.Okay. But you're not out there.Something that feels like things could change. tell me why. drinking expensive wine. . You're inside. .

I think you buy the lamp.You speak. . and you put up the posters. too much.... I don't think you.Because I don't think you really believe it. [Choking Continues] Theo! Just listen to me.[Breathlessly] Okay. Listen. . [Choking] . but I don't....

.No. thank you.I think....[Coughs] . when... . I think you prefer when.Isa. Come and join us. [Chokes] I think you prefer.. boys.! .Or three? . my sweet." but just two. boys. when the word "together" means not "a million.Oh-oh-oh.[Coughs] . ...

[Indistinct French] [Laughing] . In the salon. . come on! Get in! . [Speaking English] I've got a surprise for you. [Speaking French] Thanks a lot.[Speaking French] It smells like a whorehouse.Hey.It's beautiful.

. [Sniffles] Isabelle. Thank you. Ow! [Chuckles] More wine.[Theo Laughing] [Speaking French] We used to do this when we were little.

You're drunk! .Yeah. And tomorrow morning.. Oh..[Laughing] .[Chuckles] [Speaking French] Yes. And you're beautiful. I'll be sober. .Oh! God. your breath is foul! . . I'm drunk. I'm sorry.

bien. [French. you can hardly keep your eyes open. Matthew. .. Indistinct] [Speaking French] Idiot. Yes.[Speaking English] Go to sleep. . .Eh.but you'll still be beautiful..

. [Groans] [Speaking French] What is it? I want you to listen. [Isabelle] Theo? Theo? [Speaking French] Wake up.[Isabelle Speaking English] Night-night.

. .. Are you listening? .Mm? I love you. . You know that? I love you too. You love me too? That's funny.Theo.Because.Why? ..

Yes. .The two of us.What's forever? .Right? . right? .It's forever. Why did Matthew say that? What did Matthew say? That we're monsters. freaks. .

It's forever.You don't understand. We'll talk about it in the morning. I promise.Isa! . Oh! .I just want you to tell me that it's forever. .

We must leave now. darling. [Rock Drums.Already? .[Sighs] [Thumps] Good. . Bass] [Door Shuts] .What would you like? To have dinner with them? Let's leave on tiptoe.

[Rock Guitar] [Engine Starts] [Fades] [Gasps] [Coughs] [Grunts] [Hissing] .

[Church Bell Ringing] [Splashing] [Glass Shattering] [Siren Wailing] [Crowd Chanting] [Men Talking On Megaphones] [Speaking French] .

It's tear gas. [Crowd Chanting. Rhythmically] .[Matthew In English] What's that smell? .[Crowd Chanting In French] Hit the streets! .[French] The street came flying into the room! .[French] Go! Go on! .What? The street came flying into the room! .Isa? What's happening? .

! Dans la rue.! Dans la rue.! Dans la rue.! .Hi! .Hi! [Isabelle And Theo] Dans la rue.[Speaking French] Hit the streets! Matthew! Isabelle! Isabelle! .

.No.[Angry Shouting] [Crowd Chanting In French] This is just the start. This is wrong. The fight goes on! [All Shouting In French] [Speaking French] . this is wonderful! This is violence! This is violence.Theo. . this is wrong.

Yeah. It's wonderful.It's not violence. Come with me! This is fucking fascism in a fucking bottle! [Speaking French] I'm no fascist! The cops are fascists! . and then police hit people! . Leave me be! .Shut up! [Speaking French] You can't understand.

Listen to me for a second.[Man] Encore les poulets. okay? This is what they do. We use this! . This is not what we do.. .[Speaking French] Stop it! Isabelle.[Screams] . We use this. We use this.. . Isa.! .We do this. Come on.

[Chaotic Screaming] [Screaming] [Screams] [Cheering] [Woman Singing In French] [Continues] [Continues. Indistinct] .

[Rock Guitar] [Indistinct Monologue] .

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