Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol. Although he is constantly distressed, he leaves the hospital and tries to meet good old days' friends. None of them will be helpful, increasing Alain's distress.
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For the first two days, filming was done in color. However, director Louis Malle
realized that this was a distraction from the story, so he decided to film in black-and-white. See more
When Alain is crossing the road, a man pushes him over to save him, throwing his books on the floor. The next scene, both men are seen picking up the books. The cut between both scenes is visibly clear. See more
Dr. La Barbinais
Some small-town professor who posits Ricine's world against that of Proust, Cocteau, Genet. The prig should read la Palatine.
Referenced in Peppermint Soda
Written by Erik Satie See more