Limited Edition of 1000 copies.
LE BON PLAISIR, directed by Francis Girod in 1984 and based on Françoise
Giroud's eponymous novel, deals with the efforts of a president of the French
Republic (played by Jean-Louis Trintignant) informed after a number of years of
the existence of a son born from an extramarital relationship with Claire, a
former mistress (played by Catherine Deneuve) and using the secret services to
cover up any kind of proof likely to tarnish his reputation.
For this movie, Georges Delerue's music is far more complex than it could
appear. The score is elaborated around four different musical tones, rendering
the structure of the film plot : the beginning of the story which establishes a
context of power with some pastiches of official musics; the police enquiry
concerning the stolen letter naturally characterized by more mysterious themes;
scenes of tenderness between Claire and her son Mike and the president; and
then the very intensely dramatic conclusion of the film.
40 minutes of music, featuring 15 minutes of previously unreleased music.
8-page CD booklet with liner notes by Frédéric Gimello-Mesplomb.
1 Thème du Président 0:56
2 Générique début* 4:32
3 Thème de Mike 1:08
4 Voyage en Syldavie** 1:20
5 Chantage/Pierre interroge Claire** 1:59
6 Pollux chez Claire** 1:37
7 La lettre du Président* 0:39
8 Partie d’échecs 1:29
9 Le portefeuille* 3:03
10 Le complot (1re version) 2:16
11 Arrivée au château* 0:20
12 Claire et le Président 2:32
13 Ballade américaine 1:56
14 Mort de Pierre** 2:11
15 Marche funèbre 0:45
16 Le complot (2e version)* 2:16
17 La bibliothèque de la résidence 2:06
18 Suicide d’Herbert** 2:24
19 Hymne à l’américaine* 0:36
20 Pierre et Herbert** 1:47
21 Générique fin 3:06
TOTAL TIME 39:46
* previously unreleased
** contains unreleased material