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Someone on my f-list linked me to a clip of Louis Garrel, taken from the French film
Les Chansons d'Amour (OMG!! Should I one-click???), which is basically a modern musical and features, well, Louis Garrel singing with one girl, two girls, one boy...change partners and dance.

From the clips I've seen, it seems very light and stylised and dead French (until it all goes horribly wrong).

The clip below is a romantic, dreamy, sexy song sung by Louis Garrel while making love to Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet. It's very sweet and sensual on the surface (although the lyrics tell a different story). Not that great for work unless you work at Abercrombie and Fitch, but equally nothing that would scare the horses. ('with a dry heart and swollen eyes.')

I speak very bad French. Which somehow makes it all even more enjoyable.

Ma memoire sale )
I looked at some of the other clips from the film (there's lots on Youtube, well worth a look) and because it's French it always feels educational. :D

Here's Louis singing with his two girlfriends 'Je n'aime que toi, toi toi, toi toi' (I only love you, you you). She is the bridge between them both...

The high point for me is the complicated, bittersweet little duet between Louis and Grégoire 'As-tu-déjà aimé?' (Have you ever loved, for the beauty of the gesture?*), first from the original film with Louis Garrel; and, as a final bonus, very dreamy cover version of the same song from Youtube.

I love this song. The lyrics are wonderful, even if you don't catch all the resonances: Read more... )

PS: The lyrics for Ma Memoire Sale )

I can translate that. ;-)

*With apologies to anyone fluent...

ETA: One-clicked. Er.

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