Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie

If I may... Hubert de Rochcahin,
cavaIry Iieutenant.

May I join you?
Of course.
Madame, did you have
a happy chiIdhood?

Yes. Quite happy.
And you, Madame?
Me, too...
I have nothing but good memories.

Not me.
I had severaI compIexes:
EucIid's compIex...

My chiIdhood was tragic.
May I teII you about it?

- Here? Now?
- Yes. It's a bit Iong, but interesting.

If you Iike.
I remember, I was 1 1 .
I was about to enter
miIitary schooI.

Not too tight under the arms?
Button up your tunic.
There, that's it.
It's fine.
Your father wants to see you.
- Your son, sir.
- You can go now.

WaIk a IittIe.
Now Iisten to me.
Your mother is dead. I'm
responsibIe for your education.

At miIitary schooI
discipIine wiII be harsh.

But it's for your own good.
I hope you wiII do credit
to the name I gave you.

That wiII be aII.