Tuesday, 19 July 2011

La Tombee de la nuit

On the way to the market this morning we passed some posters at the side of the road. As usual they whizz by and it takes me about 3 to read all the information. On the first couple I gathered that there was going to be a Cinema en plein air on Monday in a local village. Oh that would be good to go to. They are rare here because the weather is really not reliable enough I guess. And it doesn't look like it will be this week but you never know.

I decided that the film was called La Tombee de la Nuit with maybe a second film called Petit Nicolas. Try very hard to fix in the memory in order to google it when I get home. Vague memories of something Marlon Brando'y with that name. Maybe.

Get home and google La Tombee de la Nuit and although there are several films that are sort of that, there is nothing specifically that.

Then light dawns (or falls). You idiot.

La tombee de la nuit means that the film is shown at dusk.............................................

(The film is actually Petit Nicolas.)


  1. I used to infuriate Mr. Fly by asking him to slow down as soon as I spotted a poster stuck to a tree in the far distance...it being the countryside, event organisers were frugal and you only got one chance to read whatever it was.

    The howls of rage when by slowing down he got stuck behind a tractor and the poster turned out to be an ACCA meeting point had to be heard to be believed.

  2. Oh, thank you so much for that chuckle! I can't tell you how many times things like that happen to me - I start out so serious and intense and furrow my brow in hopes of figuring it out like some puzzle, and then of course I'm struck by the obvious and well, you have to laugh don't you?