The heroine from the film 'Zazie dans le Metro'
Appealed to me because she showed irreverence
Against the authorities- an activity I cultivate.
Coined in the days of the Absurdist Theatre,
The era of my studies, to later climax
Into the 1968 French revolution.
With the cheek of a non-urban youth
She embarks on a visit to Paris
Embarrassing her uncle who,
Though eccentric, found her
Hard to restrain.
Zazie performed aerobic jumps
Over the metro barriers,
Her cussing shocked
His friends’ gang.
Travel Man and IT Crowd’s Actor,
Ayoade, confessed this film
Changed his life.
It did mine too.