The Cure for the Wandering Eye: A French morality play that should be required viewing this Valentine’s Day

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A strange metallic voice kept telling him, “You have to rise to this occasion.”-Narrator, Bastille, Paris Je T’Aime
 6a012877a00f84970c012877a088ef970c-800wiCriticize the French all you want, I defy anyone to match the short feature, *Bastille,  from the film Paris Je T’Aime for a morality tale that affirms the sacrosanctity of the marriage vow—without hitting us over the head with the moral rightness of remaining true.  So beautifully does this film convey this lesson, that it should be mandated by law that every man (or woman) who files for divorce watch this understated cinematic sermon first—before he gets unhitched from his better half for the purpose of being permanently pleasured (as “permanent” as youth and beauty lasts) by his Argentine lover, personal videographer or secret stash of party girls.

Doing so might just result in a spouse (in this case it was the husband) finding his own “better half” within himself, coming to the life-awakening discovery that, “by acting like a man in love, he became a man in love again.” Better yet, he became a man, period.

Husbands, if you haven’t yet seen the film, see it—then “go and do likewise.”  Hopefully, your wife won’t have to tell you she has six months to live for you to heed that “strange metallic voice” that urges you to rise to the occasion. Instead, you’ll choice to stay committed for the sake of true love, a.k.a.: “There is no greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for another.”  (Nothing “strange”  or “metallic” about the voice that spoke those words.)
In the end, it won’t only  be your wife who thanks you, but your children, their children, their children’s children and so on until the fifth generation—and  beyond.


*Okay, so where to view this little gem?  Unfortunately the only place you can view this short with English subtitles all by itself is on YouTube but the quality is not good.  So, for those of you who have Netflix, you can view it there streaming at:  Bastille.  Just forward the counter to 36:55 to make sure you get the right short film as there are a whole series of shorts. (Most worth watching but a few forgettable.)


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