My best friend’s French teacher kept saying, “I don’t know if I should be showing you this” while they watched Le Souffle au Coeur AKA Murmur of the Heart in high school. She never turned it off, though, and that’s how I first heard about it and saw it. (Thank you, Albert.) It’s a lot like Rushmore if you’ve seen that, but made in 1971–angry 15-year-old trying to figure out women and failing.
Laurent collects charity money for the Red Cross and spends it on jazz records, talks about Camus’ suicide philosophy, measures his penis with his brothers… they paint an exact copy of a valuable painting and then stab it with a knife in front of their parents… also there’s a lot of wistful sexual misadventures with sort of real-life weight to them.
I once showed this to a girlfriend I had and she said, “I don’t know how I feel about that.” 🤠
LE SOUFFLE AU COEUR A.K.A MURMUR OF THE HEART:
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Happy Mother’s Day,