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Les amants de février 1848
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Les amants de février 1848

Bernard is driven by the Sambre destiny and by his need to find Julie; it takes him some time to find any other dimension. “I don’t believe he is capable of it” says Yslaire in “La légende des Sambre.” “First of all, he is trapped within the confines of his own family, and of all its members, he appears to be the person who is most blind to his own nature. In part, it’s the essence of his character and it is the reason why he commits suicide. In sacrificing himself to the bullet, he commits suicide out of more than just love. He has discovered a reality that he cannot accept; it is simply impossible for him. He dies because he is not sufficiently armed to live out his destiny. There’s an element of great tragedy there. His childhood had been difficult, and I feel somewhat indulgent towards him. More than that; I cry for him.”

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