French Nursery Rhyme
/ marching song
Ça trompe, ça trompe
Ça trompe énormément.
La peinture à l'huile
C'est bien difficile
Mais c'est bien plus beau
Que la peinture à l'eau.
Start over with deux, then trois etc ...
The elephant bit is untranslatable, it's a pun on the word trompe=trunk and the verb tromper=to fool or mislead. The second part is 'Oil painting is quite difficult, but much nicer than water painting'.
This concludes the nursery rhyme part of this writeup.
This is also the title of a 1976 French movie
, written and directed Yves Robert
, starring Jean Rochefort
as a faithful husband who after observing all his married friends having all sorts of affairs
suddenly snaps and starts obssessing about a beautiful woman in red he saw driving by.
The title is yet again a pun on the word 'trompe', which in this sense means 'adultery'
This film was remade as The Woman In Red with Gene Wilder and Kelly LeBrock.
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