Stan the Flasher. Dir. Serge Gainsbourg (1990)

Nathalie CROUAU

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English synopsis

Stan Goldberg is a teacher of English who gives private lessons to high school pupils at his apartment. Estranged from his wife Aurore, for whom he no longer feels any desire, he starts fantasizing about one of his pupils, Natacha. Every single lesson that Stan gives revolves around Hamlet’s soliloquy: “To be or not to be.” In the end, abandoned by his wife and his pupils, Stan finds the answer to the question by shooting himself in the head.

 


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