Directed by

André Téchiné


Philippe Noiret
Emmanuelle Beart
Manuel Blanc

Twenty year-old Pierre leaves his native town in southern France to discover Paris and fulfill his childhood dream of becoming an actor. Idealistic and naïve, he hopes to break away from his restrictive provincial life but, being too inexperienced, he drops into the harsh reality of Paris in the nineties. Soon he gives up his acting ambitions, falls for a prostitute, then loses the only yet humiliating job he could find and ends up broke and with no place to go. Téchiné reveals a grim and melancholic portrait of a young man, his loss of innocence and his failure in searching the meaning in his life.