A Marienbad Joke


Last Year in Marienbad.

Alain Resnais tells a French joke about Last Year in Marienbad (L’Année dernière à Marienbad, 1961) in last year’s interview to The Guardian,

An assassin is arrested by the police for a murder. They know he is guilty. “But I have an alibi”, he protests. “I was at the movies when the crime took place.” The detective asks, “What did you see?” “Last Year in Marienbad.” “Tell me the story”, says the detective. The killer can’t. Naturally, he is condemned.