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In a subway, Hugo (Mathieu Carrière) catches a glimpse of Myriam (Marina
Pierro) & decides to seize the opportunity & pick her up - at first not
realizing that she's a prostitute on the pull. At first though they are
seperated by subway tracks & have their first conversation trying to shout
over the subway noises, but soon they get within arm's reach & do some cuddling
first in a quiet corner of the station, then in a church.
When Myriam tells
him she's a prostitute though, Hugo seems either to not believe her or not care
one bit, & he lets her take him to Sara Sand's boudoir (though it's not
certain there even is a Sara Sand or if it's just another side of Myriam's
personality), where she - claiming it's a rule of the house - totally submits
herself to him.
After he had his way though, Myriam turns the tables on Hugo,
telling him the whole affair has been secretly filmed & now he has to
submit to her will, lest he wants to evoke the anger of Sara Sand & her
brutal Cambodian henchman Ping (who might be a figment of Myriam's imagination
After a round of brutal sx during which Myriam has scratched open
most of Hugo's body, seh lets him go, but keeps his expenxive wristwatch, his
papers & his shoes.
As he is leaving, Myriam tells him to go to the Seine
to wash the filth of himself ... which he does.
down at the Seine, Hugo meets
another prostitute, Josy Bernard, who tells him, looking for advice, to say yes
to everything - an advice he intends to heed. Then the prostitute stabs herself
& dies right in front of him. When the police arrive & ask him if he
killed her ... he says "yes" ...
Admittedly this movie is
rather poor on story, it is however told in a fascinating way, with artsy but
poignant dialogues, imaginative scenes (especially the conversation over the
subway tracks), interesting camera set-ups (often reminding of hiddden
cameras), a very poetic treatment of the plot & of course a fair share of
eroticism (despite remarkably little nudity).