Director - Maurice Pialat Pialat turns his eye on a group of bored teens in a tiny French town. We follow them as they mooch about town, meet up in the one café where they hang out, watch them form relationships that fall apart in the time it takes to smoke an incredibly strong French cigarette. They all dream of escaping to Paris, but will any of them actually get it together to do it? On paper it sounds dull, on screen it’s anything but. Hypnotic.