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Travesty
One night in the south of France a car drives quickly down deserted roadways. The driver intends to crash into a thick stone wall of an abandoned farmhouse. His daughter and his best friend are in the car with him. As he drives, he explains in a sustained monologue his reasons for doing what he is doing. Through his rantings we learn of his son, who died at age three, his mistress, with whom he had a sadistic relationship, and we discover that both his w...


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