In a small town where he is waiting for his train, reporter-photographer Walter Hermelin meets Catherine Ferrer, a female lawyer who has just obtained the acquittal of a man accused of having killed his alcoholic father. Catherine must now plead in a libel suit against a wine-selling company and she has the idea to ask Walter to help her get exhibits incriminating the wine merchants. The reporter agrees and takes frightening photographs showing how poor people, including youngsters, are incited to drink and destroy their health...
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I hit the bottle because, on some nights, I didn't have the nerve to go back home. Drinking is a disease, a terrible disease. People are moved to pity by those who have TB; they are stricken by cripples, but alcoholics make others laugh. They claim pity, what they get is scorn... They beg for love, they are put away. It's convenient... It's discreet. It's above all simpler than to alleviate their plight and try to understand them. To understand that they suffer, yes, that they suffer, and that ...
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Written and performed by Charles Aznavour See more