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Thread #161668 Message #3844212
Posted By: Thompson
11-Mar-17 - 05:39 AM
Thread Name: ADD: French song, J'ai ma combine - translate?
Subject: RE: ADD: French song, J'ai ma combine - translate?
In Le Viager - a 1972 film reminiscent of Alec Guinness's Kind Hearts and Coronets - the old lad who has been set up with a viager - a legal contract whereby, since he has no heirs, he will be given a lifetime pension, and the person who pays the instalments will get the house when he dies - is singing happily along with it on the radio. He is a sweet and innocent old gent, and those who wish him ill always come to harm, while he lives happily on, helping all those around him.