And the guestposts by Sky on Nicoletta keep on a-comin':
Nicoletta’s second cooperation with Francois de Roubaix was her vocal version of the master’s theme melody for José Giovanni’s 1969 noir policier Dernier Domicile Connu – featuring a stupendous, timeless leitmotif that was also used by the likes of Robbie Williams and R&B queen Missy Elliott.
The female lead in Dernier Domicile Connu was played by French actress Marlène Jobert (pictured), who already had starred in now classic movies like Godard’s Masculin féminin, Malle’s Le voleur, and René Clement’s Le passager de la pluie, alongside Bronson, Belmondo, and Jean-Pierre Léaud. In the 80s, Marlène recorded a handful of meanwhile much sought-after singles, among them Je ne pense qu’à toi (Les oisaux chantent faux), a cuddly post disco charmer, complete with sexy whispers and sultry sax. Très chaud!
Marlène quit the movie business in 1998, but her legacy lives on – in person of her daughter Eva Green who started her career with a quite risky role in Bertolucci’s geriatric ménage à trois meets incest fantasy The Dreamers and moved on to play James Bond’s love interest in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Before meeting Carla Bruni, Nicolas Sarkozy invited Eva to join him on his campaign trail. Here you can see why.
Francois de Roubaix - Dernier Domicile Connu
Nicoletta -Pour Qui, Pour Quoi
Robbie Williams - Supreme
Missy Elliott - All n My Grill
Marlène Jobert - Je ne pense qu’à toi