By telephone, Louise tells her son Sébastien, referring to professor Rémy, "Your dad's prognosis isn't good." (0:01)
Sébastien tells Louise, referring to his father Rémy, "He's crazy."
”Only idiots refuse to change.”
Sébastien tells Rémy, ”You've no one, apart from that lunatic this morning.”
Louise: ”Which lunatic?”
Referring to Marlene Dupire: ”She's a certified nut.” (0:11)
His nurse asks Rémy, "Are you becoming confused?" (0:15)
Sébastien tells Rémy, "I'm not crazy." (0:20)
Sébastien tells the receptionist, "I'd like to meet someone, a police officer on the narcotics squad." (0:28)
Sébastien tells narcotics officer Gilles Levac and his assistant Kim Delgado, "A doctor friend suggested I get him some heroin. I know little about drugs. As a student I smoked pot. Drugs are sold in every city, and the police know where. I hoped... you could recommend some spots where I can find high quality heroin."
Levac: ”... our job is to arrest dealers.”
Imagined headline: ”Police Help Journalists to Buy Narcotics.” (0:29)
Levac tells Sébastien, "Heroin used to be for the rich... traditionally is the drug of musicians and poets." (0:31)
Sébastien tells his father's friends, "I have to get heroin for him." (0:33)
Levac tells Sébastien, "The dealer."
He answers Sebastian, ”Criminology, minor in psych.” (0:39)
Nathalie opens a box containing paraphernalia and answers Rémy's question "Heroin."
Rémy: ”It comes from opium, right?”
Nathalie: ”it's morphine mixed with chemicals.”
Rémy: ”Will you inject it?”
Nathalie: ”We'll start by inhaling and then see.”
Rémy inhales the vapor as Nathalie holds a match under foil holding the drug.
”It's called ‘riding the dragon’.” (0:41)
Rémy and Nathalie smoke heroin. (0:51)
Diane tells Nathalie, "At night I picture you bleeding in an alley, in shooting galleries." (0:52)
By telephone, Louise tells Sébastien, "Your father's in withdrawal." (1:07)
Sébastien finds Nathalie unresponsive with a tourniquet on her track marked arm, a lying syringe next to her. (1:08)
Sébastien tells Nathalie, "Your dealer said that, too."
Referring to their contract: ”I buy dope...” (1:08)
Sébastien draws up heroin in a syringe.
Sébastien answers the nurse regarding the contents of the syringe she holds: ”Heroin.” (1:09)
Remi's friend Pierre tells Sébastien, "Don't worry." (1:11)
Close up of label: "Methadone"
A pharmacist tells Nathalie, ”Methadone’s serious.”
”Nathalie drinks from the bottle. (1:12)
Rémy’s friend: "Cretinism." (1:15)
Rémy tells Pierre, referring to a visitor from China, "I'm mortified to realize that she's thinking: ‘He's either a CIA agent or the worst cretin in the West’."
”Mother committed suicide... Cretinism doesn't sink any lower.” (1:16)
Pierre tells the others, "Intelligence isn't an individual trait."
”Intelligence was there.”
”Intelligence has disappeared, and it can take eons to come back.”
”The Arabs kept intelligence alive.”(1:17)
Pierre shares a joint with his father's (Nathalie's mother?) Diane. (1:20)
Nathalie injects Rémy. (1:21)
Rémy dies with Sébastien at his side and his friends close by. (1:31)
Nathalie drinks a bottle of methadone. (1:32)