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(1999, feature, 35mm, colour, 98 min.)
Director of photography:
Hunnia Film Studio
Bece: Listen, I’ll tell you a story. Once upon a time there was a painter whose name was Gauguin. He became a painter after forty years of working in an office. That office man type. He worked well, had a wife and three daughters. One night he was looking at his family as they were talking and going to bed. In the morning he told them that he was going to his aunt. He did leave. Three years later he wrote a letter from Tahiti. This is what the letter said: I’m well. I’m painting. Gauguin. Masni: Hmm. B.: Do you understand? M.: What? B.: He just left. At the age of forty. M.: What about his children? B.: That’s right. But he left. M.: Is that good? B.: I don’t know. M.: Hmm. When Masni gets out of the cornfield, she crouches. When Bece walks out, she trips him. They stand up and the lake bursts upon their sight. M.: Here you go, the sea. Bece starts taking off his clothes. B.: Should we play nudists? M.: Let’s go in first. Bece takes off his clothes, he wears a bathing suit. They go to the water.