Philippe Djian


Why the title 37 degres le matin?

>>By Frieda   (Thursday, 27 Mar 2003 22:27)

Well, actually it is 37.2 degrees in the morning.

It has a dual meaning: firstly it is the temperature of a pregnant woman, and secondly - since in sickness fevers tend to be lower in the morning - this slightly elevated temperature - the normal one being 37 degrees exactly - indicates that from the beginning of the story something is slightly wrong and foreshadows the real high fever that is next to come, i.e. Betty's madness.

>>By Olivier   (Tuesday, 22 Apr 2003 06:41)

wow...this is my fav book and film....and i wasn't aware or had forgotten the original title...i have reread this book so many times...not sure what draws me to this book!

>>By redhedy   (Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 03:23)

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