Une Chambre en Ville (1982)
Madame Pelletier: [singing] You worry too much about me. Think of yourself first, of your own life. I've lived mine.
François Guilbaud: [singing] I've never made love with such a beautiful girl.
Edith Leroyer: I've never made love with a guy I liked as much as you.
François Guilbaud: So you're not a real whore?
Edith Leroyer: I only work half-time.
François Guilbaud, Striking Workers: [singing] Cops! Pigs! Scum! Swine!
François Guilbaud: [singing] Violette, you're flushed.
Violette Pelletier: Because I ran. Violets are like that. They blush when they're happy. When they'e not, they fade and wither away.
Edith Leroyer: [singing] Nothing else matters anymore. I'm in love for the first time. Words seem empty to express such powerful feelings. I love his skin, his scent, his strength, his tenderness, his laugh. I miss him when he's barely left my side. I want him to touch me, to have me - to take me way.
Margot Langlois: [singing] You're shocked to see "the bourgeoisie" let its hair down. Well, the bourgeoisie can go to hell. I'm not one of them. I'll tell you something: I like you very much more than I do the bourgeois. You and your colleagues are fighting for something. You're fighting for survival, just like myself, while the bourgeois and all their possessions rot away. They wallow in their comforts. Well, I swear I'll never be one of them.
Margot Langlois: [singing] Would you like some wine?
François Guilbaud: Thanks, but I can't. I have an appointment.
Margot Langlois: Another protest?
François Guilbaud: No, that's over for today. I'm meeting a girl.
Margot Langlois: I assume I needn't remind you, I don't want you bringing women here. That's what hotel rooms are for. Do as you like, but do it elsewhere.
François Guilbaud: Do I ask you where you make love? Or how often? Or with who?
Margot Langlois: [singing] How did you get in?
Edith Leroyer: I still have a key.
Margot Langlois: You have to give it back to me.
Edith Leroyer: Why? Did you lose yours?
Margot Langlois: I just need it.
Edith Leroyer: You must have a lover.
Margot Langlois: At least spare me that kind of humor.
Margot Langlois: [singing] What's the situation in the streets?
Edith Leroyer: It's quiet. Smells like pig. Cops everywhere.
Margot Langlois: [singing] Stop pacing like that.
Edith Leroyer: My legs are tingling.
Margot Langlois: Are you wearing stockings?
Edith Leroyer: I haven't for two years now
Margot Langlois: [singing] Just come out with it and stop beating around the bush.
Edith Leroyer: I can tell you. It's no secret. His family knows. Edmond is impotent. You think it's fun?
Margot Langlois: You're going about it wrong.
Edith Leroyer: That's the best one yet!
Margot Langlois: I should know. You just don't love him. If you did, you'd know how to...
Edith Leroyer: That's enough!
Dambiel: [singing] Something wrong between you and Violette?
François Guilbaud: I don't know. She's crazy about me, while I just pretend. I'm fond of her. I think she's nice. But I don't want to live with her. She dreams. She makes plans. She's happy, but I can't dream. I can't make plans. Her love scares me.
Edith Leroyer: [singing] I couldn't even pay Madame Sforza. You think she enjoys doing it for free?
Edmond Leroyer: I don't want you seeing that old whore again. I don't work all week so you can blow all my money on fortune-tellers.
Edith Leroyer: [singing] Keep your rotten money. I don't want it. I'll get money some other way. Now let me go, you dirty bastard!
Edmond Leroyer: Please calm down, darling.
Edith Leroyer: Torturer! SS!
Edmond Leroyer: [singing] You should be ashamed! You walk around like that?
Edith Leroyer: [naked under a fur coat] It's your fault. I have nothing to wear.
Edmond Leroyer: That's no excuse. So now you're a streetwalker? The strikers must have loved it. Get out! Put on some clothes! Don't come back until you're decent!
Edith Leroyer: [singing] Good evening.
François Guilbaud: Good evening.
Edith Leroyer: [exposes her naked body under her fur coat] Shocked? Or just afraid I'll catch cold?
François Guilbaud: Is that all?
Edith Leroyer: You saw what matters. Well, what about it?
François Guilbaud: You've come along at a bad time. I'm on strike at the moment.
Edith Leroyer: I'm not.
François Guilbaud: I'm broke.
Edith Leroyer: Oh, I don't care about the money.
François Guilbaud: [singing] Dirty bastard!
Edith Leroyer: Funny you should say that. Those were my exact words. And he's stingy and jealous too. I walk the streets to get even with him.
Edith Leroyer: [singing] You're a metalworker. You surprised I know?
François Guilbaud: It's nothing terribly exciting.
Edith Leroyer: My fortune teller predicted I'd have a great love affair with a metalworker.
François Guilbaud: Do you believe in the cards?
Edith Leroyer: I have no choice now that I've met you.
Edith Leroyer: [singing] You're so handsome.
François Guilbaud: You're so beautiful. I love the softness of your skin.
Edith Leroyer: I love the softness in your eyes.
Margot Langlois: [singing] She confided in me because she's unhappy.
Edmond Leroyer: What did she say?
Margot Langlois: She admitted you weren't always - how shall I say - up to your ambitions in bed.
Margot Langlois: [singing] Edith's a decent girl. She'll come back to you.
Edmond Leroyer: Decent! I caught her with her hand in the till. She went walking around today naked under her fur coat. She dared to tell me she had nothing to wear.
Edmond Leroyer: [singing] That bitch!
Margot Langlois: Get a hold of yourself. I've always hated vulgarity and I won't have you insulting her to my face. She's fair from perfect, but still...
Edmond Leroyer: You think she has a lover?
Edmond Leroyer: [singing] I warn you, if I find them together, I'll kill them both! If you see her, tell her that. Because I love Edith - - and I'll kill her.
François Guilbaud: [singing] Good morning, Madame.
Margot Langlois: Don't look at me. I look awful.
François Guilbaud: Yes. I must say you do look terrible.
Margot Langlois: You should see yourself.
François Guilbaud: I was up all night.
Margot Langlois: So was I, but for a different reason.
Edith Leroyer: [singing] Francois, my love, you're here! I love you so. I found myself all alone in that dreary room and I got afraid.
François Guilbaud: Of what?
Edith Leroyer: I don't know. Afraid you were just a dream. Afraid I'd lost you. I couldn't wait till tonight.
François Guilbaud: I'm here, darling.
Margot Langlois: [singing] Your loving husband waited for you here all night with a razor in hand. He was beside himself. Mad with jealousy. He threatened me. He wants your hide.
Edith Leroyer: Look what that asshole did to my "hide"!
Margot Langlois: Don't be so vulgar.
Edith Leroyer: He's a brute, a sadist. Look!
Edith Leroyer: [singing] Don't you understand I love him? Don't you know what love is?
Margot Langlois: You really take me for an ass.
Edith Leroyer: [singing] What are you doing?
Edmond Leroyer: I closed the cage door. The birdie's not leaving now.
Edmond Leroyer: [singing] My love, my pretty whore, I love you madly, just the way you are.
Edith Leroyer: Stop this madness or I'll shoot.
Edmond Leroyer: My very own whore.
Margot Langlois: [singing] Come have a drink with me. I'm sure it will cheer you up.
François Guilbaud: You've had enough.
Margot Langlois: You don't want any? Your loss.
François Guilbaud: You're already plastered.
Margot Langlois: I find your language amusing. Where do you get words like "plastered"? Here's to your health, my dear.
Edith Leroyer: [singing] My darling, I love you, so! My life begins with you. I owe this happiness to you.
Margot Langlois: [singing] How can you love him so?
Edith Leroyer: He's become an essential part of my life. I have to know he's near me. I need his warmth. I couldn't go to sleep without his caresses and I couldn't wake up without his sweet smile. I couldn't go on living.