“Nobody leaves a Pialat shot the same as when they entered it. The harm is done. " – Jean Narboni
Pialat’s cameo in Jean Eustache’s Mes petites amoureuses (1974):
- Can you stand up?
Daniel: There’s no work to do.
- That’s no reason!
- Get up! How does that look to costumers?
Daniel: He’s a friend, not a costumer.
- It makes no difference. Get up!
Pialat: Kids sure are fresh nowadays. No respect for anything.
Pialat: I make mine go to school but he goofs off.
- He has time. He’s young.
Pialat: Time! My father had me in the fields at his age.
Pialat: You been to school?
Pialat: And you don’t work better than anyone else.
Pialat: A waste of your parent’s money.
Daniel: I know. I should’ve continued.
Pialat: Continued what?
Daniel: School. I should have gone on.
Pialat: If you’d been good enough, you would have.
Daniel: No, I don’t think that’s the reason.
Pialat: You act smart, but you’ll end up like this… a poor sap.
Pialat: Remember anything you learned?
Daniel: Lots of things.
Pialat: The alphabet for instance?
Daniel: Of course.
Pialat: Say it. Just to see.
Daniel: You want me to recite the alphabet?
Pialat: Since you know it.
Daniel: A…B…C…D…E…F…G (he mispronounces the letters)
- Is that how you learned it?
Daniel: Yes. Why? How did you learn it?
- A…B…C…D…E…F…G… That’s the alphabet!
Pialat: Haha. Absolutely!
Daniel: (Stumbles to say something but is overcome by embarrassment)Read less