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The Elementary Particles
Michel takes a sabbatical from his scientific research to think, and his half-brother, Bruno, takes plenty of time to screw around. We read about them as children, and we see them go through this year of their life, discussing philosophy, life, society, love, and where we are all heading. These men both are close to love but have it all dashed away, which leads Michel to start a new 'metaphysical mutation'....