- Have we met?
- Well, no, but I saw you go into the elevator, and I thought, maybe he will want to film my novel...
- OK buddy, you have three minutes. Shoot.
- Basically, it's a French version of The Loved One
, but with more sex, and he mocks M. Sarkozy as well...
- Keep talking.
- The hero, he is French like me, he is a scriptwriter, he goes to Hollywood. His wife is having a crise psychologique
. His father has inherited a lot of money and become very strange.
- We'll have to play down the family stuff. Too depressing.
- He meets a young woman who looks like his wife, 25 years ago.
- You said there was sex?
- He fucks her from behind while she is holding a large mushroom.
- I'm sorry?
- I said, he fucks...
- OK, I guess I heard you right the first time. Jesus Christ. You French people come up with some weird ideas.
- Really, the mushroom symbolizes...
- Look, I'm not sure we'll use this mushroom. Something tells me it won't play to the 16-24 demographic. Is there a happy ending?
- Ah, yes, you could say it is a happy end
. But really, the book is about the relationship between la pragmatisme
, this is the meaning of the title, which is partly but not completely ironique
- The philosophy won't play either. Is there any more sex?
- Indeed, there is an emotionally charged and ambiguous scene where he makes love with his wife...
- Well, your three minutes are up. Mr Dubois, it's been a privilege to meet you. I like your idea. I really like it. No, don't call us, we'll call you...