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Scene with Tina Lombardi in bed (spoilers)


I'm nearly sure in the commentary that Jeunet says he dislikes this scene (where she shoots the mirror). Am I right in saying that?

Also, why did she do that? Doesn't really make any sense.

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She was killing the man who had ignored Angel's pardon; thereby, he'd had a part in Angel's death at the front lines. She killed him for vengeance; I'm guessing she wanted to make his death as painful as possible, though you're right -- it's kind of a weird way to kill someone.

Not sure about the commentary, though. :)

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Jeunet explains that he likes this scene because Marion Cotillard is acting perfectly as 20's sexually attractive woman, and also because the wounded belly special effect is quite good.

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It's really a weird way to kill someone, but I like that scene!

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Maybe the symbolism is that the officer can see his death irrevocably coming in the mirror above him, just as the 5 condemned men could see their death coming in No-man's land ... a sort of tit for tat.

Only the officer didn't have to suffer for as long as the condemned did.

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