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The petite waitress Johnny works and lives in a truck-stop, where she's lonely and longs for love. She develops a crush on the garbage truck driver Krassky, although her sleazy boss Boris warns her that he's gay. Maybe because of her boyish looks, Krassky likes her too. Both don't notice the growing jealousy of Krassky's boyfriend Padovan - until an escalation.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
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[asking about her name]
They call me that because I don't have breasts or a big butt. And you?
Krassky, but you can call me Kras.
Crass, that's a funny name.
It is funny little girl?
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A decidedly off-beat love story as two characters from the fringe seek love in a wasteland of flesh and garbage, only to find it fleetingly in the back of a garbage truck. Kurant's luminous cinematography and Gainsbourg's leisurely pace do much to bring beauty to scenes that might otherwise be unbearably sordid.
Dallesandro and Birkin are beautiful to look at and play a dysfunctional couple in more ways than one. The film explores the poignancy of emotional need, the vulnerability to abuse and the impossibility of communication within the couple. It's a tale of surprising tenderness and cruelty.
Gainsbourg's soundtrack is surprisingly sparse, but used imaginatively and with more than a hint of irony.
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