1) I don't get your first letter thing. In the 1st letter (the one addressed to the rich guy)one of the friends, the one who was offered money, states that he will never see the rich guy again because he is a 'bourgeois' and not tevolutionary at heart. This hppens after the rich one told the other one that he had 'bought' his own revolution with money.
2)Apparently Lilie has luncg with her best friend, whom she had not seen for a long time.
3)a)Lilie and the sculptor (because that's what he is) have a biearre relationship. He alludes to the fact that should her live with him, she could meet people in the art business, and that otherwise she will not make a carreer. They don't have an affair, but
3) she goes to America to follow him and be a sculptress. She can't work as she has no license, and she doesn't live withthe sculptor. This is still pretty obscure for me. She facces a dillema : her passion for her lover or for being a sculptress. We don't know if she plans on returning.
4) Yes, it was the 1st time they met, because their whole discussion is about who told her about him.
3)b)François says he had a nightmare and dreamt that she had dumped him. She reassures him and says that will never happen.
hopes this helps,
thank you/does he die at the end?
Francois does die in the end...
the scene is narrated by Lilie, you see the police officer taking his pulse, and saying that he is deceised, and the voice of Lilie narrates over:"Francois thought that the police officer was talking rubbish/ making a mistake, but he wasnt really sure because he had just made a mistake himself" (i.e. comitting suicide)...