Marie gets out of prison – and can no longer stand to live between four walls. Baptiste comes from somewhere else, or so she says, and intends to live by her own rules. They seem to be united by some indefinable bond, and soon they set off on a bizarre quest that neither can understand.
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After a mere single viewing I am going to go out on a limb and say that this is the best of the Rivette films constructed around intelligent adults playing in the city the way children do. A total masterpiece. Made me giddy.
If you protect gracefully
all the pitiable circles of Paris, Baptiste,
you'll discover actor friends to practice
dojo martial flourishes with you.
Put on the stolen headphones Baptiste.
Tip your morning swig of Schnapps.
Remain loyal to everyone broken or frayed
beneath those enormous bronze lions
devouring themselves on the concourse.
Zip your leather jacket, Baptiste,
follow the next lonely woman home.
Great Parisian atmosphere of the early 80's, interesting and moody locations, many of which get literally demolished in front of the camera... Reoccurring contrast between old and modern architecture. I think the subtle, but at the same time almost improvised style of acting worked well in this film. Mysterious, dreamy, surreal...