Saturday, September 01, 2007

Does this have anything to do with Syria or the Middle East. No. I just watched the Last Tango in Paris, one of the most explicit films of its day. It's the story of a couple who meet while viewing the same flat to buy. They embark on a sexual relationship, on the condition they not reveal their names or anything about them. They actually start to get along really well. At the end, there is an argument and she shoots him by accident. Their final conversation as he's dying is him trying to find out her name, the last line is one of the most famous in cinema history:

Mademoiselle...

How do you like your hero?

Over easy or sunny-side up?

You ran through Africa and Asia

and Indonesia

And now I've found you.

And I love you.

I wanna know your name.

Jeanne.

Our children.

Our children.

Our children...

will remember.

[later with police]

I don't know who he is.

He followed me in the street.

He tried to rape me. He's a lunatic.

I don't know what he's called.

I don't know his name.

I don't know who he is.

He tried to rape me.

I don't know.

I don't know him.

I don't know who he is.

He's a lunatic.

I don't know his name.

3 comments:

Hisham said...

Excellent! Your blog is so refreshing, especially for a Moroccan Arab (emphasis on Arab) "opposed to all Western political and military intervention in the Middle East".

Wassim said...

Welcome Hisham, it is always nice to hear from our cousins in the land of the Maghreb. I look forward to seeing you more often.Again أهلا و سهلا

Hisham said...

شكرا وسيم. Being a die hard agnostic my self I particularly enjoyed reading your post "On Being an Arab Muslim Atheist." It's wonderful to find out that you're not the only one. What's even more refreshing is to discover that there are still fellow Arabs out there enlightened enough to dare engaging in objective introspectionsn however painful it may prove to be. واصل يا صديقي. I'll keep watching this space with enthusiasm