Chabrol Day Two: Class status and delusional thinking
In the scene below, Sophie is on the left, Catherine on the right:
Catherine: By the way, it’s Melinda’s birthday on Sunday.
Catherine: We’ll be having some guests. Can you be there?
Sophie: Well, on Sunday…
Sophie: I’m volunteering at the church.
Sophie: The postal clerk and I are going to sort clothes.
(Catherine chuckles in disbelief)
Catherine: I understand.
Catherine (condescending): Listen, do what you can.
Catherine: I’ll try to manage myself.
~ Sunday ~
Sophie prepares food for the party
(Sophie brings food trays to the guests)
Catherine: Put them on the table.
Catherine (to her son, Gilles, played by Valentin Merlet): Dear, could you ask Sophie for some ice?
Gilles returns with the ice
Catherine: Thanks dear, where’s Sophie?
Gilles: She’s not there.
Catherine: What do you mean?
Catherine (agitated): What’s going on here?
Catherine goes to the kitchen
The food, plates and utensils are ready, but Sophie’s not there
Catherine (announces to the guests, disturbed): I can’t believe it!
Catherine: She took off!