Danièle Thompson's new film, which opened in London this week is a charming evocation of life in a civilised city like Paris. Though at one point one of the protagonists says that this central quarter is not typical. A young girls from the provinces comes to work in a street cafe which is next door to a gallery, a concert hall and a theatre. The actors, the pianist and the galleriestas all meet in the cafe and get to know the girl. The cafe as a focus for the social life of the city is an excellent example. The head waiter in the cafe says, "Everyone comes in here - the rich and the poor - they can all afford a cup of coffee."