Graffiti

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Chabrol’s Les Cousins was shot in July and August 1958. Behind Gérard Blain as he crosses the rue Saint Jacques, at the junction with the rue Cujas, can be seen some faded graffiti: ‘GO HOME R…’ and ‘LE TUE…’. It is easy to complete the latter as ‘Le tueur’, ‘the killer’, but not easy to know exactly who the ‘R’ is who should go home. By 1965 such an injunction would be directed at the U.S. army, as in Godard’s Masculin-Féminin, …