... is, for me, a haunting expression: ‘we won’t find it in the dark’ says Rodolfo whilst only pretending to look for Mimi’s lost key because he’s trousered it already. And so it begins, a relationship based on obfuscation. How’s that going to work? Simple people, they love, they work, they fight. Sometimes they forget why they loved in the first place.
When memory fails, imagine new worlds, employ strategic amnesia for the hurt and give yourself up to Mimi and Rodolfo (before it all went horribly wrong) but above all love. After all, what else have we?
Nine and a half minutes is a long time but they’re beautiful young people: