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Disgust, dislike Excuses, justification Refusal

Je ne mange pas de chocolat

Gallo, Gazzara, Huston
Buffalo ’66 (1997)

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Excuses, justification

Les œufs sont très cuits

Hawks, Bogart, Bacall
To Have and Have Not (1944)

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Excuses, justification Surprise, wonder

C’était juste un élan de surprise

Why did you make a threatening gesture to my servant when you saw him this morning?  That was not a threatening gesture, it was only a start of surprise.  I was astonished to see him in Bagdad, for I had an appointment with him tonight in Samarra.

(Somerset Maugham, The Appointment in Samarra, 1933)

Bogdanovich, Karloff
The Targets (1968)

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Excuses, justification Refusal

Japonais, pas chinois

The Replacements (2000)

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Excuses, justification

It seems that destiny has taken a hand

Curtiz, Bogart
Casablanca (1942)

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Birthday, aging Disappointment Excuses, justification Refusal

J’ai arrêté

Hackman
The Replacements (2000)

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Excuses, justification Refusal

Je suis fatiguée et je veux dormir

Hawks, Bacall
To Have and Have Not (1944)

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Excuses, justification Get well soon, health Pain Refusal

Je suis fatiguée

Gilliat, Fairbanks, Hawkins, Johns
State Secret (1950)

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Boredom Excuses, justification Refusal

I’m tired. I’m not going on

Wenders, Vogler
Im lauf der Zeit (1976)

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Excuses, justification Surprise, wonder

Je n’avais jamais vu de juif avant de vivre ici

Café Society (2016)

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Excuses, justification

Hell, I was just seeing how honest you was

Bogdanovich, Bridges, Bottoms
The Last Picture Show (1971)

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Disappointment Excuses, justification Refusal

Ça ne sert à rien

Huston, Bogart
The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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Disappointment Excuses, justification Refusal

Rien

Donen, Astaire, Hepburn
Funny Face (1957)

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Excuses, justification Sadness

Je ne voulais pas !

Huston, Astor, Bogart
The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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Birthday, aging Excuses, justification Surprise, wonder

Elle faisait 35 ans !

Sidney, Sinatra
Pal Joey (1957)

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Excuses, justification Split ups

Je t’avais dit de ne pas te faire d’illusions

Reed, Remick
The Running Man (1963)

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Disappointment Excuses, justification Reproach, rudeness

Il était inutile de me dire cela

Vidor, Ferrer
War and Peace (1956)

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Excuses, justification Work

Ma femme connaît mon travail

Rage at Dawn (1955)

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Excuses, justification Invitation, party

Chez moi, c’est l’homme qui invite

(Voir Sorry, Wrong Number)

Donen, Astaire, Hepburn
Funny Face (1957)

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Excuses, justification Inspirational, advice

Everything… Major, this is 2024

Ulmer
Beyond the Time Barrier (1960)

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Excuses, justification Refusal Shame Stress, worry

Ce n’est pas vrai. Ce n’est pas vrai !

Lamarr
Dishonored Lady (1947)

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Excuses, justification

À cause de mes oreilles

Mamoulian, Astaire
Silk Stockings (1957)

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Congratulations, compliments Excuses, justification Threat, orders

Montrez vos mains. — Moins douces que les vôtres

Lang, Kennedy
Rancho Notorious (1952)

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Excuses, justification Happiness, satisfaction Sex

When I see a beautiful back, I forget myself

Whale
By Candlelight (1933)

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Boasting Excuses, justification Pain Sex Work

Je travaille avec mon cerveau, pas mon derrière

I’m used to work with my brain not my backside

Peckinpah, Scott
Ride the High Country (1962)

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Excuses, justification

Je n’ai jamais eu les cheveux verts

Lang, Dietrich
Rancho Notorious (1952)

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Excuses, justification Sadness

It’s always hard to let go of your only child

Bunuel
La Vie criminelle d’Archibald de la Cruz (1955)

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Excuses, justification

Ce ne sera pas long

Donen, Hepburn
Funny Face (1957)

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Birthday, aging Excuses, justification

De l’eau a coulé sous les ponts

Wyler, McCrea
Dead End (1937)

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Birthday, aging Excuses, justification

Mais c’était y a longtemps, hein ?

Eastwood
Cry Macho (2021)

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Boasting Excuses, justification

Je ne modifie que l’avenir

I never change the past, only the future.

Mamoulian, Charisse, Astaire, Lorre
Silk Stockings (1957)

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Excuses, justification Refusal

Un mystère, ça ne s’explique pas

Gilliat, Lom
State Secret (1950)

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Excuses, justification Refusal

Un magicien ne révèle jamais ses secrets

Waltz
Georgetown (2019)

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Excuses, justification

Je ne savais pas. Personne ne m’a rien dit

Donen, Astaire, Hepburn
Funny Face (1957)

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Excuses, justification Stress, worry Surprise, wonder

Je ne sais pas

Wyler, Bogart
Dead End (1937)

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Excuses, justification

Je n’ai pas bien compris

Olivier, Monroe
The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

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Excuses, justification Get well soon, health

The gentleman died because he drank some wine with poison in it

Capra, Grant
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

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Excuses, justification

Les faits sont les faits

Mamoulian, Charisse
Silk Stockings (1957)

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Excuses, justification

I’m in the mood for sleeping, walking, dreaming

Tanner, Ganz
Dans la ville blanche (1982)

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Congratulations, compliments Excuses, justification Love

On se tait devant la perfection

Olivier, Monroe
The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

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Excuses, justification No display

Oh, ce Tolstoï-là !

Mamoulian, Paige, Astaire
Silk Stockings (1957)

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Disappointment Excuses, justification

Je ne connais rien aux femmes !

I don’t know anything about women

Huston, Bogart
The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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Excuses, justification

Uh, I’m a feminist, and I think a woman can do anything a man can do

Bullock, Tatum
The Lost City (2022)

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Excuses, justification Loneliness

Je n’ai jamais été seule avec un homme, même habillée !

Wyler, Peck, Hepburn
Roman Holiday (1952)  

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Condolences, consolation Excuses, justification Inspirational, advice

It don’t matter if you do ten stupid things, as long as you do one smart one

Hanks
Elvis (2022) 

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Disappointment Excuses, justification Get well soon, health

Je ne peux plus courir

Mulligan, McQueen, Wood
Love With the Proper Stranger (1963)

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Disappointment Excuses, justification Get well soon, health

J’ai fait mon possible

Gilliat, Fairbanks, Hawkins
State Secret (1950)

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Excuses, justification Refusal

Anyway, it’s my business, don’t you think?

Antonioni
Identificazione di una donna (1982)

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Excuses, justification

Je m’occupe de mes affaires

Hawks, Bogart, Bacall
To Have and Have Not (1944)

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Excuses, justification Reproach, rudeness

Désolé, je parle pas français

Rafelson, Nicholson
Five Easy Pieces (1970)