(we see Marina & Gwendal
training, skating their "Beethoven's last night"
program, then we see Marina's mother waiting
outside of the rink with Marina's dog, a
Question: Are you
waiting for Marina?
Q: Are you her
Q: And who is that
I: It's Marina's.
Q: What's his name?
Q: It's a female?
(Muriel Zazoui arrives with her
dog, a poodle)
Q: What's its name?
Muriel: Harry. It's
Maroussia's friend. They've known each other since
she was born, a year ago.
Q: And you always take
him with you?
Mu: Yes, all the time.
He's always with me. He's in the dressing rooms
quite often but... It's a good dog.
(Marina arrives and carresses
Q: Is she waiting for
Q: Does she come to see
Ma: No, she doesn't.
It's cold at the rink, here there's the sun.
(We see Gwendal coming back
Gwendal (in front of
his door): You can already hear him telling
me I'm very late!
(He enters and there's his cat
waiting for him, meowing)
G: Naba has quite a
story, in fact I brought him back from Egypt. His
mother had given birth to kittens and it was
actually a cat that the holiday resort was taking
care of. When they saw all the kittens they said
they couldn't take care of all them, so they asked
people to take kittens with them. So if Naba is
here, it's because we didn't let him die in the
Now I share my life with Naba. I was out of home
for a long time after the World championships, so
for him it was a long time alone. he could stay
home and have fun in the garden, but nevertheless
he sulked when I came back home, he really sulked.
He was happy to see me but he made me understand
that I shouldn't leave for so long.
(Gwendal plays with his cat in the
stairs. Then he takes him to the sofa to cut his
G: I've always done it
to him because actually I was afraid he would do it
on my tapestry! It's a bit more tense for the hind
legs because he doesn't like me to touch them, but
the claws of the hind legs grow slower. Now he
doesn't do it by himself so if I forget to do it
the claws become very sharp!
I think he's as sporty, independent like me... and
he has some mad moments too when he needs to have
fun and... I'm a bit like that too!
(Naba is shown in one of his "mad
moments". Then we see Marina & Gwendal practice
G: I don't take him
with me because it's not good for a cat to be taken
everywhere like that, and it's not his kind to be
taken everywhere. He's the guardian of the house
actually! I miss him but I know he's fine and he's
happy to be at home. He is outside very often but
he's also home loving. He needs his marks, like all
(Marina and Muriel are walking
together with their dogs)
Ma: I definitely like
dogs most. I love dogs and I've always wanted to
have a bulldog or a sharpei, and last year I had
this present in Moscow. I brought her back when she
was very small. For me Maroussia is like a
luck-charm. Since she's been with me, in skating
for example, we became World champions, we won all
our competitions. And she feels everything,
everytime I'm feeling bad she is beside me and
strokes me. She's a bit capricious, she only likes
very good things, but it's my mum's fault because
she's the one that takes care of her, because I
can't spend a lot of time with her.
(Gwendal is out in the country with
G: The first time I let
him go out in Villard-de-Lans, I had to accompany
him. He was afraid I would leave him, so I made him
visit, and now he's at home here. He goes for a
walk, and he hunts a little bit! Or he pretends to
hunt! Even though he's a city-dweller, the Egyptian
instinct is still there!!